Jesus came--the heavens adoring


Jesus came--the heavens adoring--
came with peace from realms on high;
Jesus came for man's redemption,
lowly came on earth to die:
Alleluia, alleluia!
came in deep humility.

Jesus comes again in mercy,
when our hearts are bowed with care:
Jesus comes again in answer
to our earnest heart-felt prayer;
Alleluia, alleluia!
comes to save us from despair.

Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,
bringing news of sins forgiven:
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness,
leading souls redeemed to heaven;
Alleluia, alleluia!
now the gate of death is riven.

Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,
when the heavens shall pass away;
Jesus comes again in glory;
let us then our homage pay;
Alleluia, alleluia!
till the dawn of endless day.


Words: Godfrey Thring (1823-1903)

MIDI: Helmsley (Martin Madan, 1726-1790)

Meter: 87 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 214 Hallelujah (Redhead)  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 300    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 071 Feniton Court  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 518 Smart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 318 St. Pancras  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 318 Aysgarth, St. Pancras, St. Peter's Westminster  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 318 Mannheim  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 318 Dulce carmen, St. Pancras, St. Peter's Westminster  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 318 Bethany (Smart)  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 057 Helmsley, St. Thomas (Wade)  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 095 Feniton Court, Hallelujah (Lowe)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 406 St. Thomas (Wade)  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 061 Helmsley, St. Thomas (Wade)  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 374 St. Thomas (Wade)  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 084 St. Thomas (Wade)  
The Hymn Book 1971 398 St. Thomas (Wade)  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982 454 Lowry  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 195 Picardy, Rhuddlan (2nd edition only)  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 097 St. Thomas (Wade)  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 130 St. Thomas (Wade)  

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