514. The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us

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2 There shall we see in glory
Our dear Redeemer's face;
The long-awaited story
Of heav'nly joy takes place;
The patriarchs shall meet us,
The prophets' holy band;
Apostles, martyrs greet us
In that celestial land.

3 There God shall from all evil
Forever make us free,
From sin and from the devil,
From all adversity,
From sickness, pain, and sadness,
From troubles, cares, and fears,
And grant us heav'nly gladness
And wipe away our tears.

4 In that fair home shall never
Be silent music's voice;
With hearts and lips forever
We shall in God rejoice.
While angel hosts are raising
With saints from great to least
A mighty hymn for praising
The Giver of the feast.

Text Information
First Line: The Bridegroom soon will call us
Title: The Bridegroom Soon Will Call Us
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Walter, 1496-1570
Translator (st. 1): F. Samuel Janzow, 1913-2001
Translator. (st. 2-4): Matthias Loy, 1828-1915 (alt. )
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: End Times
Copyright: St. 1 © 1982 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Arranger: Joseph Herl, b. 1959
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: G Major
Source: Musae Sioniae, vol 7. Wolfenbüttel, 1609, ed. Michael Praetorius
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House

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