The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lift Up The Advent Strain

For Advent

Words: Unknown

Music: Sir John Goss

The Hymnary (London, 1872), #97, p. 76.

Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee

Lift up the Advent strain!
Behold the Lord is nigh!
Greet His approach, ye saints, again.
With hymns of holy joy.

The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be;
Our God the form of slave puts on,
A race of slaves to free.

Daughter of Sion, rise
To meet thy lowly King !
Nor let the faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.

As Judge, in clouds of light,
He shall come down again,
And all His scattered saints unite
With Him in heaven to reign.

Before that dreadful day
May all our sins be gone,
The old man all be put away,
The new man all put on.

Jesu, all praise to Thee,
Our joy and endless rest.:
We pray Thee here our guide to be.
Our crown amid the blest. Amen.

Sheet Music from The Hymnary (London, 1872), #97, p. 76.

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