1 Ye servants of the Lord,
each for his coming wait,
observant of his heav'nly 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 awesome 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 servants they,
in such a posture found,
who share their Saviour's triumph day,
with joy and honour crowned.
5 Christ shall the banquet spread
with his own royal hand,
and raise each faithful servant's head
amid th'angelic band.
|First Line:||Ye servants of the Lord|
|Title:||Ye servants of the Lord|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751|
|Topic:||Advent; Faith, Trust and Commitment; Ordination/Commissioning(4 more...)|
|Adapter:||William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870|
|Source:||Johannes Leisentritt's "Catholicum Hymnologlum Germanicum", Cologne (1584)|
|Notes:||A lower setting is provided|