60. 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 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!


Text Information
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)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Source: Latin, c. 900
Tune Information
Key: c minor
Source: "Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch," Halle, 1705

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