757. Ye servants of the Lord

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.

Text Information
First Line: Ye servants of the Lord
Title: Ye servants of the Lord
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: SM
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Faith, Trust and Commitment; Ordination/Commissioning (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Adapter: William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: SM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Johannes Leisentritt's "Catholicum Hymnologlum Germanicum", Cologne (1584)
Notes: A lower setting is provided

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