Jesus came, the heavens adoringAuthor: Godfrey Thring (1864)
Published in 90 hymnals
1 Jesus came, the heavens adoring,
Came with peace from realms on high;
Jesus came for man's redemption,
Lowly came on earth to die;
Came in deep humility.
2 Jesus comes again in mercy
When our hearts are worn with care;
Jesus comes again in answer
To an earnest, heart-felt prayer;
Comes to save us from despair.
3 Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,
Bringing news of sins forgiven;
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,
Leading souls redeemed to heaven;
Now the gate of death is riven.
4 Jesus comes in joy and sorrow,
Shares alike our hopes and fears;
Jesus comes, whate'er befalls us,
Cheers our hearts and dries our tears;
Cheering e'en our failing years.
5 Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,
When the heavens shall pass away;
Jesus comes again in glory;
Let us then our homage pay,
Alleluia! ever singing,
Till the dawn of endless day.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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Jesus came; the heavens adoring. G. Thring. [ Second Advent.] Published in Chope's Hymnal, 1864, No. 155, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines, and in the author's Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866, p. 9; his Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874, p. 28; and his Collection, 1882. It has passed into numerous hymn-books in Great Britain and America, and is one of the most widely used of Prebendary Thring's compositions. In the American Baptist Praise Book, 1871, it is given in an abridged form, beginning with stanza iii., "Jesus comes to souls rejoicing." The text is slightly modified throughout.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #26||Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring||Godfrey Thring||188.8.131.52.8.7||SIEH, HIER BIN ICH, EHRENKÖNIG||b minor or modal||1993|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #130||Jesus came--the heavens adoring||2000|
|Common Praise #97||Jesus came, the heavens adoring||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring||Godfrey Thring (1823-1903)||Francis Vincent Novello (1781-1861); John Francis Wade (1711-1786)||184.108.40.206.8.7||Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 24:29-44; Mark 13:24-37; John 20:19-31; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Hebrews 9:24-28; James 5:13-20; Revelation 1:4-8; Daniel 7:1-3; Daniel 7:9-10; Daniel 7:13-18; Matthew 24:29-44; Mark 13:24-37; John 20:19-31; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Hebrews 9:24-28; James 5:13-20; Revelation 1:4-8||TANTUM ERGO (ST. THOMAS)||D Major||English||1998|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #89||Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring||G. Thring, 1823-1903||220.127.116.11.8.7||SIEH, HIER BIN ICH||b minor||English||1996|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #454||Jesus came, adored by angels||Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903||Gerald Near, b. 1942||18.104.22.168.8.7||LOWRY||F Major or modal||English||1985|
|Lutheran Service Book #353||Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring,||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring||Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903||22.214.171.124.8.7||Zechariah 9:9; Luke 2:14; John 14:18; Matthew 25:31-34||SIEH, HIER BIN ICH||a minor or modal||English||2006|
|The Worshiping Church #194||Jesus came, the heavens adoring||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring||Godfrey Thring||John Goss||126.96.36.199.8.7||Philippians 2:11; Philippians 2:7-8; John 10:10; Luke 19:10; Revelation 1:7||LAUDA ANIMA||D Major||English||1990|