- (Posted 2018-12-03) CPDL #52502:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-03). Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Thou art coming, O my Saviour
Tune: Spes beata
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 87. 887. 77. 77
Instruments: A cappella
Published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby, Novello
Description: No.162 from Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby.
Original text and translations
1 Thou art coming, O my Saviour,
Thou art coming, O my King,
In thy beauty all resplendent,
In thy glory all transcendent;
Well may we rejoice and sing:
Coming! in the op'ning east
Herald brightness slowly swells:
Coming! O my glorious Priest,
Hear we not thy golden bells?
2 Thou art coming, Thou art coming:
We shall meet thee on thy way,
We shall see thee, we shall know thee,
We shall bless thee, we shall show thee
All our hearts could never say:
What an anthem that will be,
Ringing out our love to thee,
Pouring out our rapture sweet
At thine own all-glorious feet.
3 O the joy to see thee reigning,
Thee, my own beloved Lord!
Ev'ry tongue thy name confessing,
Worship, honour, glory, blessing
Brought to thee with glad accord;
Thee, my Master and my Friend,
Vindicated and enthroned;
Unto earth's remotest end
Glorified, adored, and owned.