The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Now Redemption Long Expected

Words: Thomas Clark, Canterbury
Published Hymns from 1805; died 1859

Music: "Calcutta"
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Editor's Note: Due to the complexity of the piece, the lyrics are not printed.

 

Source: W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols (London: A. W. Ridley & Co., 1926), #6

1. Now Redemption long expected
Look, my soul, be still and gaze;
All the promises do travail
With a glorious day of grace.
    Blessed Jubilee!
Let thy glorious morning dawn.

2. Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne!
Saviour, take the power and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own.
    Hallelujah!
Welcome to the Son of God!

3. Full of joyful expectation,
May this thought our courage raise;
There, with all the host of Heaven,
May we sing Thine endless praise.
    Hallelujah!
Boundless glory to the Lamb!

Sheet Music

Note from Pickard-Cambridge: Verse 1 (except first line) from O'er the gloomy hills of darknesss by Wm Williams of Pantycelyn, 1772. Verse 1, line 1 and verse 2 (except last 2 lines) from hymns by John Cennick (1718-1755) and Charles Wesley (1707-1788) respectively, combined by M Madan (1760) into the hymn Lo, He comes with clouds descending, as now generally printed.

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