Jesus came, the heavens adoring
For Advent, For Christmas
Words: Godfrey Thring, 1862
Music: St. Thomas (Wade's Cantus Diversi, 1751), MIDI / Noteworthy
Composer / XML
Helmsley, MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Sieh, heir bin ich: MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF / XML
Meter: 87 87 87
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;
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;
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.
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;
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.
Sheet Music "Oriel" from Mary Palmer and John Farmer, eds., Church Sunday School Hymn-Book (London: Church of England Sunday-School Institute, 1892), #229.
Sheet Music "St. Thomas" from J. F. Wade's Cantus Diversi, 1751, from Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910
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