Jesus, hope of every nation,
light of heaven upon our way;
promise of the world's salvation,
spring of life's eternal day!
Saints by faith on God depending
wait to see Messiah born;
sin's oppressive night is ending
in the glory of the dawn!
Look, he comes! the long - awaited
Christ, redeemer, living Word;
hope and faith are vindicated
as with joy we greet the Lord.
Glory in the highest heaven
to the Father, Spirit, Son,
on the earth all praise be given
to our God, the Three - in - One!