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264. Hark! a herald voice is calling

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.

Text Information
First Line: Hark! a herald voice is calling
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 87.87
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Judgment of God; Repentance (2 more...)
Source: Anon., Latin, ?6th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk, 1823-89
Meter: 87.87
Key: E Major

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