Scripture Verse

God according to His promise raised unto Israel a Savior, Jesus. Acts 13:23

Introduction

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Henry T. Smart
(1813–1879)

Words: An­on­y­mous, in A Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for So­cial Wor­ship, compiled by the Revd. Mr. Dye­r, late of Ply­mouth, De­von (Lon­don: 1767), num­ber 107, alt.

Music: Re­gent Square Hen­ry T. Smart, in Psalms and Hymns for Di­vine Wor­ship (Lon­don: 1867) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Now the long expected Savior,
He a veil of flesh assumes,
To destroy the powers of darkness,
Lo! our dear Emmanuel comes,
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hail the newborn Son of Man.

Now glad news of our salvation,
Angels to the shepherds bring,
Now we view the Father’s glory,
Shining in the infant King:
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hail the newborn Son of Man.

Glory be to God Jehovah,
Who so loved our fallen race;
Sent His Son down from His bosom,
We admire the wondrous grace:
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hail the newborn Son of Man.

He and only He is worthy
To receive all praise from men!
He who left His ancient glory,
That we might be born again:
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hail the newborn Son of Man.

We will worship and adore Him,
He who put our nature on:
Jesus shall have all the glory,
From the church of God’s firstborn:
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hail the newborn Son of Man.