"Hark the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes"
                       by Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)p.53

        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 Satan's bondage held.
        The gates of brass before Him burst,
        The iron fetters yield.

        3. He comes from thickest films of vice
        To clear the mental ray
        And on the eyeballs of the blind
        To pour celestial day.

        4. He comes the broken heart to bind,
        The bleeding soul to cure,
        And with the treasures of His grace
        To enrich the humble poor.

        5. Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
        Thy welcome shall proclaim
        And heaven's eternal arches ring
        With Thy beloved name.

Notes: Hymn #66 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Is. 61:1, 2; Luke 4:18 Author: Philip Doddridge, 1735, cento Composer: Thomas Haweis, 1792 Tune: "Chesterfield"
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