1 Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is nigh," we hear it say.
"Cast away the works of darkness;
O ye children of the day!"
2 Wakened by the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
All the pow'rs of darkness vanish;
Christ, our Daystar, mounts the skies.
3 Lo, the Lamb, so long-expected,
Comes with pardon down from heav'n.
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all, to be forgiv'n.
4 That, when next He comes with glory
And the world is wrapped in fear,
He with shield us with His mercy
And with words of love draw near.
5 Honor, glory, might, dominion
To the Father and the Son
With the everlasting Spirit
While eternal ages run!
|First Line:||Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding|
|Title:||Hark, a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!|
|Latin Title:||Vox clara ecce intonat|
|Translator:||E. Caswall, 1814-78|
|Topic:||Watchfulness; Advent 2|
|Source:||Latin hymn, c. 6th century|