Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (Thomas Ravenscroft)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-08)  CPDL #61258:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2020-11-08)  CPDL #61257:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft
Tune: Bristol
Lyricist: Philip Doddridge

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 30
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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes,
the Saviour 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, the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of his grace
to bless the humble poor.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heaven’s eternal arches ring
with thy belovèd name.