Christ My Song - 2002
Messiah, at thy glad approach
(Michael Bruce/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Messiah, at thy glad approach.
2. The hidden fountains at thy call
their sacred stores unlock;
loud in the desert, sudden streams
burst living from the rock.
3. The incense of the springs ascends
upon the morning gale;
red o'er the hill the roses bloom,
the lilies in the vale.
4. Renewed, the earth a robe of light,
a robe of beauty wears;
and in new heavens a brighter sun
leads on the promised years.
5. The kingdom of Messiah come,
appointed times disclose;
and fairer in Emmanuel's land
the new creation glows.
6. Let Israel to the Prince of Peace
the loud hosanna sing!
With hallelujahs and with hymns
O Zion, hail thy King!
Michael Bruce, in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 20-21.