Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes


Hark! the glad sound! the Savior comes,
the Savior 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 enrich the humble poor.

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heaven's eternal arches ring
with thy beloved Name.


Words: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), 1735

MIDI: Bristol (Ravenscroft's Psalter, 1621)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 040 Bristol  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 031 St. David's  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 035 Cloisters  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 015 Winchester  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 015 Chesterfield  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 015 St. George (Herrmann)  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 015 Salford  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 068 Bristol  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 065 Nottingham  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 053 Bristol  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 103    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 064 St. Stephen  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 047 Chesterfield  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 047 Bristol  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 047 Bristol, St. Savior  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 047 St. George (Herrmann)  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 047 Bristol, St. George (Herrmann)  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 047 Cloisters, St. George (Herrmann)  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
021 Nottingham  
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 077 Bristol  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 051 Bristol  
The English Hymnal, 1906 006 Bristol  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 066 Bristol, St. Stephen  
The Hymnal 1916 054 Bristol  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 081 Bristol, St. Savior  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 069 Nottingham  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
046 Bristol, St. Savior  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 046 Bristol  
Songs of Praise, 1925 250 Bristol  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 062 Bristol  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 065 Bristol, St. Stephen  
The Hymnal 1940 007 Bristol  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 053 Bristol  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 045 Nottingham  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 082 Bristol  
The Hymn Book 1971 395 Bristol  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 197 Bristol, Crediton  
The Hymnal 1982 071, 072 Bristol, Richmond  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 030 Bristol  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 006 Bristol  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 193 Bristol  
Church Family Worship, 1988 217 Bristol, St. Savior  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 198 Bristol  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 098 Bristol  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 269 Crediton  
Sing Glory, 1999 435 Bristol  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 210 St. Savior  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 027 Bristol  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 265 Bristol  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 124 Bristol  

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