4. Rejoice, rejoice, believers!

1 Rejoice, rejoice, believers!
And let your lights appear;
The evening is advancing,
And darker night is near.
The Bridegroom is arising,
And soon he will draw nigh;
Up! watch in expectation!
At midnight comes the cry.

2 See that your lights are burning;
Replenish them with oil;
Look now for your salvation,
The end of sin and toil.
The watchers on the mountain
Proclaim the Bridegroom near,
Go meet him as he cometh,
With alleluias clear.

3 O wise and holy virgins,
Now raise your voices higher,
Until in songs of triumph
Ye meet the angel choir.
The marriage-feast is waiting,
The gates wide open stand;
Up, up, ye heirs of glory!
The Bridegroom is at hand.

4 Our hope and expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
Arise, thou Sun so longed for,
O'er this benighted sphere!
With hearts and hands uplifted,
We plead, O Lord, to see
The days of earth's redemption,
And ever be with thee!


Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, believers!
Original Language: German
Author: Laurentius Laurenti (1700)
Translator: Sarah B. Findlater (1854, alt.)
Meter: 76. 76. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1940
Topic: Advent; Advent II: Evening Prayer Opening; Advent IV: Morning Prayer Closing (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Michael Haydn (1819)
Meter: 76. 76. D.
Key: E♭ Major

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REJOICE! REJOICE, BELIEVERS (Presbyterian Hymnal 15)
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REJOICE, REJOICE, BELIEVERS (Evangelical Lutheran 2006 - 244)
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O LORD, BY THEE DELIVERED (Blue Psalter Hymnal 52)
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