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703. 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 is drawing nigh.
Up, pray and watch and wrestle;
At midnight comes the cry.

2 The watchers on the mountain
Proclaim the Bridegroom near;
Go forth as He approaches,
With allelujahs clear.
The marriage feast is waiting;
The gates wide open stand.
Arise, O heirs of glory;
The Bridegroom is at hand.

3 The saints, who here in patience
Their cross and suff'rings bore,
Shall live and reign forever
When sorrow is no more.
Around the throne of glory
The Lamb they shall behold;
In triumph cast before Him
Their diadems of gold.

4 Our Hope and Expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
Arise, O Sun so longed for,
O'er this benighted 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
Original Language: German
Author: Laurentius Laurenti, 1660-1722
Translator: Sarah B. Findlater, 1823-1907
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Name: HAF TRONES LAMPA FARDIG
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Hymnal Order of Service, Rock Island, 1901
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship



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