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69. Arise, Sons of the Kingdom

1 Arise, sons of the Kingdom!
The King is drawing nigh;
Arise and hail with gladness
The Ruler from on high.
Ye Christians, hasten forth!
Your praise and homage bring Him
And glad hosannas sing Him;
Naught else your love is worth.

2 Arise, ye drooping mourners!
The King is very near;
Away with grief and sorrow!
For, lo! your Help is here.
Behold, in many a place--
Oh, blessed consolation!--
You find Him, your Salvation,
Within His means of grace.

3 Arise, ye much afflicted!
The King is not afar.
Rejoice, ye long dejected,
Here comes the Morning Star!
The Lord will give you joy;
Tho' troubles now distress you,
With comfort He will bless you,
E’en death He will destroy.

4 Arise, ye poor and needy!
The King provides for you;
He comes with succor speedy,
With mercy ever new.
Receive your gracious King,
The Giver of all blessing.
Hail Him, His name confessing,
And glad hosannas sing.

5 Be righteous, ye His subjects,
The King is just and true;
Prepare for Him a highway,
Make all things straight and new.
For, lo, He means it well;
Then willing bear the crosses
That He Himself imposes,
Nor let your courage fail.

6 O rich the gifts Thou bringest,
Thyself made poor and weak!
O Love beyond expression,
That thus can sinners seek!
For this, O Lord, will we
Our joyous tribute bring Thee
And glad hosannas sing Thee,
And ever grateful be.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Arise, sons of the Kingdom!
Title: Arise, Sons of the Kingdom
German Title: Auf, auf, ihr Reichsgenossen
Author: Johann Rist (1651, cento)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858, alt.)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.7.6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Tune Information
Name: AUS MEINES HERZENS GRUNDE
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.7.6.
Key: F Major
Source: "Neu Catechismus-Gesangbüchlein," Hamburg, 1598



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