Sing! Sing! Ye Ransomed Mortals, Sing
Translation: John Bowring
By Sir John Bowring, Hymns (London: Printed for the Author, 1825), No. 81, pp. 76-77.
Sing! sing! ye ransomed mortals, sing!
We come from heaven—from heaven, and bring
Glad tidings of great joy to earth;
We come from heaven, commissioned there
Glad tidings of great joy to bear,
Announcing your Redeemer's birth.
Yes! your Redeemer is at hand;
Echo the tidings through the land;
Your Saviour comes—he comes—the reign
Of peace and glory is begun:
He comes, the Son of peace, the Son
Of God, his advent shout again.
Shout! shout! thou earth!—thou heaven repeat
The notes of joy in transports meet,
For earth and heaven are one—are one;
The Lord of glory bows Him down,
And He who wears the heavenly crown
Descends to rule on earth alone.
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