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The Light of His Coming

The light of his coming is flashing afar

Author: A. B. W.
Tune: [The light of His coming is flashing afar]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The light of His coming is flashing afar,
The rising and glory of Bethlehem’s star,
The heavens receive Him no longer from sight,
Descending, encompassed with seraphim bright.

Rejoice, O ye faithful, the circling of years
Has hastened His coming to dry up your tears;
The sweet fields of Eden again are restored—
The kingdoms of earth now belong to your Lord.

2 He comes, the Messiah, to harvest the earth,
The gems of His crown are bright jewels of worth;
The mantle of death is now folded away,
The faithful of ages are born in a day. [Refrain]

3 Behold the despisèd, the crucified One,
Once led to the cross, now ascending the throne;
The kings of the earth cast their crowns at His feet,
The hosts of the heavens His praises repeat. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14967

Author: A. B. W.

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Text Information

First Line: The light of his coming is flashing afar
Title: The Light of His Coming
Author: A. B. W.
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, O ye faithful, the circling of years
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14967
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The Cyber Hymnal #14967

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