Advent Tells Us, Christ is Near ~ Hymn

At first glance this hymn may not seem appropriate for our Easter Season but read it all the way through. Blessings on you today and through Easter Celebrations this year!

Advent tells us, Christ is Near

(words by A. Katherine Hankey 1834-1911)

Advent tells us, Christ is near:
Christmas tells us Christ is here!
In Epiphany we trace
All the glory of His grace.

Those three Sundays before Lent
Will prepare us to repent;
That in Lent we may begin
Earnestly to mourn for sin.

Holy Week and Easter, then,
Tell who died and rose again;
O that happy Easter day!
“Christ is risen indeed,” we say.

Yes, and Christ ascended, too,
To prepare a place for you;
So we give Him special praise,
After those great forty days.

Then, He sent the Holy Ghost,
On the day of Pentecost,
With us ever to abide:
Well may we keep Whitsuntide!

Last of all, we humbly sing
Glory to our God and King,
Glory to the One in three,
On the Feast of Trinity.

For information on Whitsuntide click here.

This was written for Sunday School of St. Peter’s Eaton Square, London and printed on a card with music by the author.

Ht: Cyberhymnal for Hymn and history.

4 thoughts on “Advent Tells Us, Christ is Near ~ Hymn

  1. One Christmas song I like says–“Man will live forever more because of Christmas Day.” (BoneyM’s Christmas CD) Sometimes I will change the lyrics and sing “Man will live forever more because of Good Friday (or Easter Day)”. Lana is right–Easter begins at Christmas.

    I like the poem that tells the whole church year!

  2. I have been looking for this poem for years. I could only remember the first two verses. I wanted to teach it to the children in Sunday School. These days they do not know the seasons of the Church’s year. This is Great! I need the music now.

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