Scripture Verse

Christ Jesus…made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant.@Philippians 2:6–7

Introduction

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Charles Coffin
(1676–1749)

Words: Charles Cof­fin, in the Pa­ris Brev­i­ary, 1736 (In­stan­tis ad­ven­tum Dei). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler, Hymns of the Pri­mi­tive Church, 1837.

Music: Don­cas­ter Sam­u­el Wes­ley, in Psalms and Hymns for the Ser­vice of the Church, 1837 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel Wesley
(1766–1837)

Lyrics

The advent of our God
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must meet Him on His road
With hymns of holy joy.

The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be;
Himself a servant’s form puts on
To set His people free.

Daughter of Zion, rise
To meet thy lowly king,
Nor let thy faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.

As judge, on clouds of light,
He soon will come again,
And all His scattered saints unite
With Him in Heaven to reign.

Before the dawning day
Let sin’s dark deeds be gone;
The old man all be put away,
The new man all put on.

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