331. The Advent of Our King

1 The advent of our King
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must hymns of welcome sing
In strains of holy joy.

2 The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be,
Himself a servant's form puts on
To set His servants free.

3 O Zion's daughter, rise
To meet your lowly King,
Nor let your faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.

4 As judge, on clouds of light,
He soon will come again
And His true members all unite
With Him in heav'n to reign.

5 Before the dawning day
Let sin's dark deeds be gone,
The sinful self be put away,
The new self now put on.

6 All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever one
Through all eternity.

Text Information
First Line: The advent of our King
Title: The Advent of Our King
Translator: John Chandler, 1806-1876
Author: Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: Luke 19:28-40; Philippians 2:5-11; Ephesians 4:22-24; Daniel 7:13-14
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. THOMAS
Composer: Aaron Williams, 1731-76
Meter: S M
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941



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