116. Rejoice, all ye believers

1 Rejoice, all ye believers,
And let your lights appear!
The evening is advancing,
And darker night is near.
The Bridegroom is arising,
And soon He draweth nigh,
Up! pray and watch, and wrestle--
At midnight comes the cry!

2 The watchers on the mountain
Proclaim the Bridegroom near;
Go meet Him as He cometh,
With hallelujahs clear.
The marriage feast is waiting,
The gates wide-open stand;
Up, up, ye heirs of glory;
The Bridegroom is at hand!

3 Ye saints, who here in patience
Your cross and sufferings bore,
Shall live and reign for ever,
When sorrow is no more.
Around the throne of glory
The Lamb ye shall behold,
In triumph cast before Him
Your diadems of gold!

4 Our Hope and Expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
Arise, Thou Sun so longed for,
O'er this benighted sphere!
With hearts and hands uplifted,
We plead, O Lord, to see
The day of earth’s redemption,
That brings us unto Thee!

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, all ye believers
German Title: Ermuntert euch, ihr Frommen
Author: Laurentius Laurenti (1700)
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1853)
Publication Date: 1890
Meter: 7, 6.
Topic: Advent; Advent, First Sunday
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune #193
Tune Information
Name: ICH DANK' DIE LIEBER HERRE
Meter: 7, 6.
Key: A Major
Notes: Source from index: Pub. at Magdeburg, 1640. Secular origin?



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