When is He Coming the Redeemer

This Advent hymn was published in 1981 More Songs of the Spirit - Songs and Hymns of Renewal, Volume 2 attributed to David Palmer without any copyright information.   It was also included in the 1975/6 20th Century Folk Hymnal Volume 2 - this says that it is copyright to Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd.

However no other information about its origins are known, and CCLI's SongSelect does not list it.

If you have any more information about it (eg was it part of a musical?  It feels like it should be from the videos on YouTube) please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

The unnamed tune, also by Palmer, has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of F the first few notes are D DD DEFE D DD DEFD D_.    The verses are played with chords of Dm and C, switching to F et al for the chorus.


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Lyrics

When is he coming,
When, oh when is he coming, the Redeemer?
When will we see him,
When, oh when will we see him, the Redeemer?

Chorus:
Come, oh come, from your kingdom up there,
from your kingdom up there above!
Come, oh come, to your people on earth,
to your people on earth bring love!
Emmanuel! Emmanuel! Emmanuel!

Long years a-waiting,
Many years here a-waiting the Redeemer!
Ready to greet him,
Always ready to meet him, the Redeemer!


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