246. Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!

1 Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is near," we hear it say.
"Cast away the works of darkness
all you children of the day!"

2 Wakened by the solemn warning,
from earth's bondage let us rise;
Christ, our sun, all sloth dispelling,
shines upon the morning skies.

3 See 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 So, when next he comes in glory
and the world is wrapped in fear,
he will shield us with his mercy
and with words of love draw near.

5 Honor, glory, might, and blessing
to the Father and the Son
with the everliving Spirit
while unending ages run!

Text Information
First Line: Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
Title: Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding!
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Advent; End Time; Judgment
Source: latin hymn, 1632
Tune Information
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 87 87
Key: E♭ Major

Audio recording: MP3
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