57. Ye servants of the Lord

1 Ye servants of the Lord,
each in his office wait,
observant of his heavenly word,
and watchful at his gate.

2 Let all your lamps be bright,
and trim the golden flame;
gird up your loins as in his sight,
for aweful is his name.

3 Watch! 'tis your Lord's command,
and while we speak, he's near;
mark the first signal of his hand,
and ready all appear.

4 O happy servant he
in such a posture found!
he shall his Lord with rapture see,
and be with honour crowned.

5 Christ shall the banquet spread
with his own royal hand,
and raise that faithful servant's head
amid the angelic band.

Text Information
First Line: Ye servants of the Lord
Author: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: SM
Topic: Advent; Church Year: Advent; Future hope (4 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: SM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: J. Leisentritt's Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum, 1584

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