8850. Prophetic Era! Blissful Day!

1 Prophetic era! blissful day!
We catch thy warm, inspiring ray,
Which gleams o’er India’s plains;
We hail the dawn of morning light
That breaks upon the gloomy night,
Where superstition reigns.

2 We hasten thy advance to meet;
With vivid joy the sign we greet,
That brightens in the sky—
The peaceful sign of heavenly love,
Which like the holy mystic dove,
Declares Messiah nigh.

3 Behold! He comes in triumph now;
Before Him see the mountains bow,
And all the valleys rise;
He comes with majesty and grace,
To sanctify the human race,
And raise them to the skies.

4 We’ll aid Thy triumphs, mighty King!
The glories of Thy cross we’ll sing,
And shout salvation round;
Till every nation, every land,
From Greenland’s shore to Afric’s strand
Shall echo back the sound.

5 Let earth commence the lofty praise;
Let Heaven prolong th’enraptured lays,
Swell every tuneful lyre;
Bright seraphs! chant th’immortal song,
And pour the bounding notes along,
From Heaven’s eternal choir.

Text Information
First Line: Prophetic era! blissful day!
Title: Prophetic Era! Blissful Day!
Author: Edward Steane
Meter: 88.68.86
Language: English
Source: New Selection, 1828
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: PURLEIGH
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1839)
Meter: 88.68.86
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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