1 Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is near," we hear the cry.
"Cast away the works of darkness,
All you children of the day!"
2 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, its sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.
3 See 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 So, when next he comes in glory
And the world is wrapped in fear,
He will 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 everliving Spirit
While eternal ages run!
|First Line:||Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!|
|Title:||Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding!|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall, 1814-1878|
|Topic:||Advent; Advent 3|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 1632|
|Name:||FREUEN WIR UNS ALL IN EIN|
|Composer:||Michael Weisse, c. 1480-1534|
|Copyright:||Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House|