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15. 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 He will draw nigh;
Up, watch with expectation,
At the midnight comes the cry.

2 See that your lamps are burning,
Replenish them with oil;
Look now for your salvation,
The end of sin and toil.
The marriage feast is waiting,
The gates wide open stand;
Arise, O heirs of glory,
The Bridegroom is at hand!

3 Our hope and expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
Arise, Thou Sun so longed for,
Above this shadowed sphere!
With hearts and hands uplifted,
We plead, O Lord, to see
The day of earth's redemption,
And ever be with Thee!

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice, believers
Title: Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers
Original Language: German
Translator: Sarah Borthwick Findlater (1854)
Author: Laurentius Laurenti (1700)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Source: The Hymnal 1982, alt. from
Tune Information
Meter: D
Key: g minor
Source: Welsh folk melody/ Evans' Hymnau a Thonau, 1865; English Hymnal, 1906 (as in)

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