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10. The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us

1 The Bridegroom soon will call us;
Shake off your drowsy sleep!
Lest carelessness befall us,
A watchful vigil keep!
May all our lamps be burning
With oil enough and more
That we, with him returning,
May find an open door!

2 There shall we see in glory
Our dear Redeemer's face;
The long-awaited story
Of heav'nly joy takes place:
The patriarchs shall meet us,
The prophets' holy band;
Apostles, martyrs greet us
In that celestial land.

3 There God shall from all evil
Forever make us free,
From sin and from the devil,
From all adversity,
From sickness, pain, and sadness,
From troubles, cares, and fears,
And grant us heav'nly gladness
And wipe away our tears.

4 In that fair home shall never
Be silent music's voice;
With hearts and lips forever
We shall in God rejoice,
While angel hosts are raising
With saints from great to least
A mighty hymn for praising
The giver of the feast.

Text Information
First Line: The Bridegroom soon will call us
Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
Author: Johann Walter, 1496-1570 (abr. )
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Source: Translation composite, 1989
Tune Information
Name: ACH GOTT VOM HIMMELREICHE
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major
Source: Musae Sioniae, vol VII. Wolfenb├╝ttel, 1609



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