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115. Arise, the kingdom is at hand

1 Arise, the kingdom is at hand,
The King is drawing nigh;
Arise with joy, ye faithful band,
To meet the Lord most high!

2 Look up, ye souls weighed down with care,
The Sovereign is not far;
Look up, faint hearts, from your despair,
Behold the morning star!

3 Look up, ye drooping hearts, to-day!
The King is very near:
O cast your griefs and fears away,
For lo, your Help is here!

4 Hope, O ye broken hearts, at last!
The King comes on in might:
He loved us in the ages past,
When we lay wrapt in night:

5 Now fear and wrath to joy give place,
Now are our sorrow o'er,
Since God hath made us in His grace
His children evermore.

6 O rich the gifts Thou bringest us,
Thyself made poor and weak;
O Love beyond compare that thus
Can foes and sinners seek!

7 For this we raise a gladsome voice,
On high to Thee alone,
And evermore with thanks rejoice
Before Thy glorious throne.

Text Information
First Line: Arise, the kingdom is at hand
German Title: Auf, auf, ihr Rechegenossen
Author: John Rist (1651)
Translator: Miss Winkworth (1858, alt.)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Advent; Advent, First Sunday; Epiphany, Third Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #24
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: Handel, d. 1759

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