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 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.
3 Lo, the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven.
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all, to be forgiven.
4 That, when next He comes with glory
And the world is wrapped in fear
He may 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!
|First Line:||Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding!|
|Title:||Hark, a Thrilling Voice is Sounding|
|Latin Title:||Vox clara ecce intonat|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall (1849)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Advent|
|Source:||Latin, c. 900|
|Name:||O DER ALLES|
|Key:||c minor or modal|
|Source:||"Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch," Halle, 1705|