Hark! A Voice Is Loudly Ringing

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1 Hark! a voice is loudly ringing
Through the mists that cloud the night;
Banish hence your idle dreaming—
Christ descendeth from the height.

2 Soul of mine, bestir! awaken!
Prone on earth no longer lie;
Every dismal cloud shall vanish—
See, His star is in the sky!

3 Lo! the Lamb to earth descendeth,
Bearing pardon to our race;
Come with tears and seek forgiveness
From the fullness of His grace.

4 When He comes again in brightness,
Filling earth with woeful dread,
May the shield of His protection
O’er our trusting souls be spread.

5 Virtue, honor, praise, and glory
To the Father and the Son,
With the Paraclete most holy,
Now, and while the ages run.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7087

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark! a voice is loudly ringing
Title: Hark! A Voice Is Loudly Ringing
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Translated from a recast of the fifth century hymn beginning "Vox clara ecce, intonat" in the Roman Breviary of 1632
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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