It was first published by OCP Publications in 1996, and re-published in 2002. Downloadable sheet music is still available from the.
The unnamed tune has a 4/4 time signature, and in the key of Em the first few notes are E B B AB d B B B.
Choir with orchestral backing:
Solo singer self-backed on guitar (whistled on the first verse only):
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.
The song starts with a five-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the four verses. A rough outline is:
1 Bright and clear as a trumpet blast, a herald shout goes out ...
Come, Lord, to a world of longing, listen to creation’s cry;
Answer nature’s deepest yearning; manifest God’s reign.
Come, Lord, shining star of morning, rise up, scatter death’s dark shade.
Come, Lord, mighty King Eternal! Jesus, Emmanuel!
2 Take your stand on a lofty place, Messenger of God ...
3 See, he comes in power and might, Master of all things ...