The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Advent of our King

For Advent at Nocturn

Words: Instantis adventum Dei, Charles Coffin, Paris Breviary, 1736
with links to translations.

Translator: John Chandler and Compilers, Hymns Ancient and Modern

Music: "Doncaster," Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)
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Alternate tunes: "Franconia," KŲnigís Choralbuch, 1738;
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"St. Thomas," Aaron Williams, The New Universal Psalmodist, 1770
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Meter: SM

Source: W. H. Monk and C. Steggall, eds., Hymns Ancient and Modern (London, William Clowes and Sons, Old Edition, 1889), Hymn 48.

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 servantís form puts on
To set His servants free.

3. O Zionís 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 sinís 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.

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