The Advent Of Our King (Franconia – 5 Verses) – Organ

The Advent Of Our King ~ Lyrics

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 servant’s form puts on
To set His servants free.

3. O Zion’s 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. All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever One,
Through all eternity.

Meter: SM. Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749), translated by John Chandler (1806 – 1876). Public Domain.

Franconia ~ Recordings

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On Jordan’s Bank The Baptist’s Cry (Winchester New – 5 Verses) – Organ

On Jordan’s Bank ~ Lyrics

1. On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
announces that the Lord is nigh;
awake and hearken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings.

2. Then cleansed be every breast from sin;
make straight the way for God within,
prepare we in our hearts a home
where such a mighty Guest may come.

3. For thou art our salvation, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward;
without thy grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.

4. To heal the sick stretch out thine hand,
and bid the fallen sinner stand;
shine forth and let thy light restore
earth’s own true loveliness once more.

5. All praise, eternal Son, to thee,
whose advent doth thy people free;
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore.

Meter: 76 76 676. Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749), translated by John Chandler (1806 – 1876). Public Domain.

Winchester New ~ Recordings

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Happy Are They, They That Love God (Binchester – 5 Verses) – Organ

Happy Are They, They That Love God ~ Lyrics

Happy are they, they that love God,
whose hearts have Christ confessed,
who by his cross have found their life,
and ‘neath his yoke their rest.

Glad is the praise, sweet are the songs,
when they together sing;
and strong the prayers that bow the ear
of heaven’s eternal King.

Christ to their homes giveth his peace,
and makes their loves his own:
but ah, what tares the evil one
hath in his garden sown.

Sad were our lot, evil this earth,
did not its sorrows prove
the path whereby the sheep may find
the fold of Jesus’ love.

Then shall they know, they that love him,
how all their pain is good;
and death itself cannot unbind
their happy brotherhood.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749) based on “O quam juvat”. Public Domain

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  • Tune: Binchester, composed by William Croft (1678 – 1727). Public Domain
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