Hail to the Lord who comes

Hail to the Lord who comes

Author: John Ellerton (1880)
Tune: OLD 120TH
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Hail to the Lord who comes,
comes to his temple gate,
not with his angel host,
not in his kingly state:
no shouts proclaim him nigh,
no crowds his coming wait.

2 But borne upon the throne
of Mary's gentle breast,
watched by her duteous love,
in her fond arms at rest;
thus to his Father's house
he comes, the heavenly guest.

3 There Joseph at her side
in reverent wonder stands;
and, filled with holy joy,
old Simeon in his hands
takes up the promised child,
the glory of all lands.

4 Hail to the great First-born,
whose ransom-price they pay,
the Son before all worlds,
the child of man to-day,
that he might ransom us
who still in bondage lay.

5 O Light of all the earth,
thy children wait for thee:
come to thy temples here,
that we, from sin set free,
before thy Father's face
may all presented be.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #110

Author: John Ellerton

Ellerton, John, M.A., son of George Ellerton, was born in London, Dec. 16, 1826, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1849; M.A. 1854). Taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of Easebourne, Sussex, 1850; Brighton, and Lecturer of St. Peter's, Brighton, 1852; Vicar of Crewe Green, and Chaplain to Lord Crewe, 1860; Rector of Hinstock, 1872; of Barnes, 1876; and of White Roding, 1886. Mr. Ellerton's prose writings include The Holiest Manhood, 1882; Our Infirmities, 1883, &c. It is, however, as a hymnologist, editor, hymnwriter, and translator, that he is most widely known. As editor he published: Hymns for Schools and Bible Classes, Brighton, 1859. He was also co-editor with Bishop How and others of the Society for Promoting… Go to person page >



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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #110Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #191
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #94Page Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #259TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #314
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #126a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #126b
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #279
Small Church Music #1337Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2478TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #157
Worship (4th ed.) #d736
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #692
Include 16 pre-1979 instances