"Jesus Came, The Heavens Adoring"
                    by Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903
                             Text From:
          (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.45

        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;
        Alleluia! Alleluia!
        Came in deep humility.

        2. Jesus comes again in mercy
        When our hearts are bowed with care;
        Jesus comes again in answer
        To an earnest, heartfelt prayer;
        Alleluia! Alleluia!
        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.
        Alleluia! Alleluia!
        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,
        Glads our hearts, and dries our tears;
        Alleluia! Alleluia!
        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.

Notes: Hymn #56 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Zech. 9:9 Author: Godfrey Thring, 1864 Tune: "Sieh, hier bin ich" 1st Published in: _Geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Darmstadt, 1698
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