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96. Hark, a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!

1 Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is nigh," we hear it say.
"Cast away the works of darkness;
O ye children of the day!"

2 Wakened by the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
All the pow'rs of darkness vanish;
Christ, our Daystar, mounts the skies.

3 Lo, the Lamb, so long-expected,
Comes with pardon down from heav'n.
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all, to be forgiv'n.

4 That, when next He comes with glory
And the world is wrapped in fear,
He with shield us with His mercy
And with words of love draw near.

5 Honor, glory, might, dominion
To the Father and the Son
With the everlasting Spirit
While eternal ages run!

Text Information
First Line: Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding
Title: Hark, a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
Latin Title: Vox clara ecce intonat
Translator: E. Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Watchfulness; Advent 2
Source: Latin hymn, c. 6th century
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Monk, 1823-89
Meter: 87 87
Key: E♭ Major

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