Christ is coming! Let creation

Christ is coming! Let creation. John Ross Macduff* (1818-1895).  Based on Revelation 22: 20, this hymn is from Macduff’s hymnal, Altar Stones (1853), published when he was minister of St Madoes, Perthshire (Barkley, 1979, p. 141). It became Macduff’s best known hymn. It had four stanzas:  Christ is coming! Let creation  From her groans and travail cease; Let the glorious proclamation  Hope restore and faith increase:      Christ is coming! Come, Thou blessèd Prince of Peace. Earth can now but tell the story  Of Thy bitter cross and pain:She shall yet behold Thy glory,  When Thou comest back to reign:      Christ is coming!Let each heart repeat the strain. Long Thine exiles have been...

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