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687. Now the Day of the Lord Is at Hand

1 The day of the Lord is at hand, at hand;
Its storms roll up the sky;
The nations sleep starving on heaps of gold;
All dreamers toss and sigh;
The night is darkest before the morn;
When the pain is greatest the child is born,
For the day of the Lord is at hand, at hand,
The day of the Lord is at hand.

2 Who would sigh for an old lost age of gold,
While the Lord of all ages is here?
True hearts then will leap at the trumpet of God,
And those who can suffer can dare.
Each age of gold was an iron age too,
And the meekest of saints may find stern work to do
For the day of the Lord at hand, at hand,
In the day of the Lord at hand.

Text Information
First Line: Now the day of the Lord is at hand, at hand
Title: Now the Day of the Lord Is at Hand
Alterer: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Author: Charles Kingsley, 1819-1974
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Luke 21:25-28; Luke 21:34-36
Topic: Advent 1, Year C; Ordinary Time 33, Year B; Ordinary Time 33, Year C (5 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Adapter: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Harmonizer: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Source: Gaelic
Copyright: Alt. and harm. © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.

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