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.
|First Line:||Ye servants of the Lord|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)|
|Topic:||Advent; Church Year: Advent; Future hope(4 more...)|
|Adapter:||William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)|
|Source:||J. Leisentritt's Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum, 1584|