1 Hark, a herald voice is calling:
'Christ is near,' it seems to say,
'cast away the dreams of darkness,
waken, children of the day!'
2 Wakened by the solemn warning
let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, her sun, all sloth dispelling
shines upon the morning skies.
3 Lo, the Lamb, so long expected
comes with pardon down from heav'n;
let us meet him with repentance,
pray that we may be forgiv'n.
4 So when love comes forth in judgment,
debts and doubts and wrongs to clear,
faithful may he find his servants
watching till the dawn appear.
|First Line:||Hark! a herald voice is calling|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall, 1814-78|
|Topic:||Advent; Judgment of God; Repentance(2 more...)|
|Source:||Anon., Latin, ?6th cent.|