72 Advent

 

 

1. Hark! The glad sound! The Savior comes, the Savior promised long;

let every heart prepare a throne, and every voice a song.

 

2. He comes, the prisoners to release in Satanís bondage held;

the gates of brass before him burst, the iron fetters yield.

 

3. He comes, the broken heart to bind, the bleeding soul to cure;

and with the treasures of his grace to enrich the humble poor.

 

 

4. Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, thy welcome shall proclaim;

and heavenís eternal arches ring with thy beloved Name.

 

Words: Phillip Doddridge (1702-1751) Music: Richmond,, melody Thomas Haweis (1734-1820); adapt. Samuel Webbe, Jr. (1770-1843); harm. The English Hymnal, 1906; desc. Craig Sellar Lang (1891-1971)