515 . Rejoice, rejoice, believers

1 Rejoice, rejoice, believers,
And let your lights appear;
The evening is advancing,
And darker night is near.
The Bridegroom is arising
And soon is drawing nigh.
Up, pray and watch and wrestle;
At midnight comes the cry.

2 The watchers on the mountain
Proclaim the Bridegroom near;
Go forth as He approaches
With allelujahs clear.
The marriage feast is waiting;
The gates wide open stand.
Arise, O heirs of glory;
The Bridegroom is at hand.

3 Ye saints, who here in patience
Their cross and suff'rings bore,
Shall live and reign forever
When sorrow is no more.
Around the throne of glory
The Lamb they shall behold;
In triumph cast before Him
Their diadems of gold!

4 Our hope and expectation,
O Jesus now appear;
Arise, O Sun so longed for,
O'er this benighted sphere.
With hearts and hands uplifted,
We plead, O Lord, to see
The day of earth's redemption,
That sets Your people free!

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, believers
Translator: Sarah B. Findlater, 1823-1907
Author: Laurentius Laurenti, 1660-1722
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 d
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-6; Revelation 5:11-14; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 13:35-37
Topic: End Times
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HAF TRONES LAMPA FÄRDIG
Arranger: Henry V. Gerike, b. 1948
Meter: 76 76 d
Key: G Major
Source: Swedish
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House



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