609. Now Is the Time Approaching

1 Now is the time approaching,
by prophets long foretold,
when all shall dwell together,
secure and manifold.
Let war be learned no longer,
let strife and tumult cease,
all earth a blessed garden
that God shall tend in peace.

2 Let all that now devides us
remove and bass away,
like mists of early morning
before the blaze of day.
Let all that now unites us
more sweet and lasting prove,
a closer bond of union,
in blessed lands of love.

3 O long-expected dawning,
come with your cheering ray!
Yet shall the promise beckon
and lead us not astray.
O sweet anticipation!
It cheers the watchers on
to pray, and hope, and labor
till Christ's new realm is come.

Text Information
First Line: Now is the time approaching
Title: Now Is the Time Approaching
Author: Jane Laurie Borthwick (1859, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian unity; New Creation; Peace: World (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WEBB
Composer: George J. Webb (1837)
Key: A Major

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