388. 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 in expectation!
At midnight comes the cry.

2 See that your lamps are burning,
replenish them with oil;
and wait for your salvation,
the end of earthly toil.
The watchers on the mountain
proclaim the Bridegroom near;
meet him as he approaches,
with alleluias clear.

3 You saints, who here in patience
your cross and suff'rings bore,
shall live and reign forever,
when sorrow is no more:
around the throne of glory
the Lamb you shall behold,
in triumph cast before him
your alleluias clear.

4 Our hope and expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
arise, O Sun so longed for,
above the darkened 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
Title: Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers
Translator: Sarah B. Findlater (1834, alt.)
Author: Laurentius Laurenti (1700)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Topic: Christ: As Bridegroom; Christ: Second Coming and the Last Judgment of; Heaven: Redeemed in (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Michael Haydn, 1737-1806
Key: D Major
Source: Arr. in Benjamin Jacob, National Psalmody, 1819

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REJOICE! REJOICE, BELIEVERS (Presbyterian Hymnal 15)
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REJOICE, REJOICE, BELIEVERS (Evangelical Lutheran 2006 - 244)
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O LORD, BY THEE DELIVERED (Blue Psalter Hymnal 52)
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