Thou art coming, O my Saviour (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (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.

General Information

Title: Thou art coming, O my Saviour
Tune: Spes beata
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 887. 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 162, p. 96


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Original text and translations

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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.