475. Christ is coming! let creation

1 Christ is coming! let creation
from her groans and travail cease;
let the glorious proclamation
hope restore and faith increase:
Christ is coming! Christ is coming!
Come now, blessèd Prince of Peace.

2 Earth can now but tell the story
of your bitter cross and pain;
she shall yet behold your glory,
Lord, when you return to reign:
Christ is coming! Christ is coming!
'Come, Lord Jesus, come again!'

3 Long your exiles have been pining,
far from you, and rest, and home:
but, in heavenly glory shining,
soon their loving Lord shall come:
Christ is coming! Christ is coming!
Haste the joyous jubilee.

4 With that blessèd hope before us,
harps be played and songs be sung;
let the mighty advent chorus
onward roll from tongue to tongue:
'Christ is coming! Christ is coming!
Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come!'

Text Information
First Line: Christ is coming! let creation
Author: John Ross Macduff (1818-1895) (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Christ Risen: Coming Again; Christ Incarnate: Promise of the Messiah; Christian Year: Advent
Tune Information
Name: NEANDER (UNSER HERRSCHER)
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Melody from Neander's Alpha und Omega, 1680



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