37. Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding!

1 Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is near," we hear the cry.
"Cast away the works of darkness,
All you children of the day!"

2 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, its 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, dominion
to the Father and the Son
With the everliving Spirit
While eternal ages run!

Text Information
First Line: Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
Title: Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding!
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Advent; Advent 3
Source: Latin hymn, 1632
Tune Information
Composer: Michael Weisse, c. 1480-1534
Meter: 87 87
Key: C Major
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House

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