X. Ye nations, who on earth do dwell

1 Ye nations, who on earth do dwell,
Hear what the Saviour doth fore-tell!
Great signs and wonders there shall be;
Distress and great perplexity.

2 Darkness shall hide the glorious Sun,
And blackness shall obscure the Moon!
Yea, every star will cease to shine,
And all their glitt'ring rays decline.

3 The hearts of men shall fail with fear,
Waiting for things that shall appear:
The seas with great convulsion roar,
The heavens shake with all her pow'r.

4 Then shall the mighty Saviour come
In glory power and wisdom;
Ye faithful then look up on high,
And see your great redemption nigh.

5 Notice the Saviour's Parable,
Behold the fig-tree shews full well:
When she puts forth her tender bough,
The summer then is near ye know.

6 Thus when these noted signs ye see
With all the Saviour's words agree,
Then may ye fully understand:
The Saviour's kingdom is at hand.

7 Dear Lord, prepare us for the day,
May we be wise to watch and pray!
Prepare us Lord, to stand the test,
And share the blessing with the bless'd.

Text Information
First Line: Ye nations, who on earth do dwell
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1816
Scripture: ;
Topic: Second Sunday in Advent: For the Gospel
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