Instantis Adventum Dei

The Coming of our God
Must now our thoughts employ;
Then let us meet Him on the road
With songs of holy joy.

The co-eternal Son
A Maiden’s Offspring see;
A servant’s form Christ putteth on
To make His people free.

In glory from His throne
Again will Christ descend,
And summon all that are His own
To joys that never end.

Let deeds of darkness fly
Before th’ approaching morn,
For unto sin ’tis ours to die,
And serve the Virgin-born.

Our joyful praises sing
To Christ that set us free,
Like tribute to the Father bring,
And Holy Ghost to Thee. Amen.

Sidney S. Hurlbut, A Treasury of Catholic Song (New York: J. Fischer & Bro., 1915).

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