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Pray, Brethren, Pray!

Pray brethren pray, The sands are falling

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [Pray, brethren, pray!]
Published in 21 hymnals

Full Text

1 Pray, brethren, pray!
The sands are falling;
Pray, brethren, pray!
God’s voice is calling.
Yon turret strikes the dying chime;
We kneel upon the verge of time:

Eternity is drawing nigh!
Eternity is drawing nigh!

2 Praise, brethren, praise!
The skies are rending;
Praise, brethren, praise!
The fight is ending.
Behold, the glory draweth near,
The King Himself will soon appear: [Refrain]

3 Watch, brethren, watch!
The years are dying;
Watch, brethren, watch!
Old time is flying.
Watch as men watch the parting breath,
Watch as men watch for life or death: [Refrain]

4 Look, brethren, look!
The day is breaking;
Hark, brethren, hark!
The dead are waking.
With girded loins all ready stand,
Behold, the Bridegroom is at hand: [Refrain]

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pray brethren pray, The sands are falling
Title: Pray, Brethren, Pray!
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Eternity is drawing nigh



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