Author: E. Caswall (1814-1878) Hymnal: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #192 (1987) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Topics: Advent 3 The Forerunner Lyrics: 1 Hark! a trumpet call is sounding,
'Christ is near,' it seems to say:
'Cast away the dreams of darkness,
children of the dawning day!"
2 Wakened by the solemn warning,
let our earth-bound souls arise;
Christ, our sun, all harm dispelling,
shines upon the morning skies.
3 See! the Lamb, so long expected,
comes with pardon down from heaven;
let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
one and all to be forgiven:
4 That, when next he comes in glory
and the world is wrapped in fear
with his mercy he may shield us,
and with words of love draw near.
5 Honour, glory, might, and blessing
to the Father, and the Son,
with the everlasting Spirit,
while eternal ages run! Languages: English Tune Title: MERTON
Hark! a trumpet call is sounding