Hark! the Glad Sound! the Savior Comes

open hymnal in the sunshine

Hark! the glad sound! the Savior comes!
The Savior promised long!
Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.

He comes, the prisoners to release,
In Satan’s bondage held:
The gates of brass before Him burst;
The iron fetters yield!

He comes, from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray;
And on the eyeballs of the blind
To pour celestial day.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure;
And, with the treasures of His grace,
T’ enrich the humble poor.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven’s eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved name.

Written by Philip Doddridge

Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #58.

Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title. Such is the case with this one.

Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2018

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