"The Advent of Our King"
                      by Charles Coffin, 1676-1749
                  Translated by John Chandler, 1806-1876
                               Text From:
            (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.55

        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 thy lowly King,
        Nor let thy 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 heaven to reign.

        5. Before the dawning day
        Let sin's dark deeds be gone,
        The old man all be put away,
        The new man all put on.

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

Notes: Hymn #68 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Zech. 9:9 Author: Charles Coffin, 1736 Translated by: John Chandler, 1837, alt. Titled: "Instantis adventum Dei" Composer: Aaron Williams, 1770 Tune: "St. Thomas"
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