Let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.@Psalm 149:2
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Benjamin H. Kennedy (1804-1889)

Benjamin H. Kennedy, Hymnologia Christiana 1863.

Seymour, from the opera Oberon, by Carl M. von Weber, 1826; Henry W. Greatorex published it as a hymn tune in 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Carl M. von Weber (1786-1826)

Zion, at thy shining gates
Lo! the King of glory waits;
Haste thy monarch’s pomp to greet,
Strew thy palms before His feet.

Christ, for Thee their triple light
Faith and Hope and Love unite;
This the beacon we display,
To proclaim Thine advent day.

Come, and give us peace within;
Loose us from the bands of sin;
Take away the galling weight
Laid on us by Satan’s hate;

Give us grace Thy yoke to wear;
Give us strength Thy cross to bear;
Make us Thine in deed and word,
Thine in heart and life, O Lord.

Kill in us the carnal root,
That the Spirit may bear fruit;
Plant in us Thy lowly mind;
Keep us faithful, loving, kind.

So, when Thou shalt come again,
Judge of angels and of men,
We, with all Thy saints shall sing
Hallelujahs to our king.