1 See, brethren, see how the day rolls on,
Quickly will the Saviour come;
Hark! hear the sound, "he will appear,"
Sweetly falls upon the ear.
Then haste, let us work till the daylight is o'er,
Our hearts fill'd with love as we row to the shore;
Our earthly labor being done,
How sweet the Christian's welcome home!
Home, home, home, the Christian's welcome home;
Sweet, O sweet the Christian's welcome home,
Welcome home, welcome home,
2 Lift up your heads, and rejoice in God;
Shout his praises all abroad;
Soon shall we hear the voice, "'Tis one;
Child, your Father calls; come home." [Chorus]
3 Come, sinners, come, let us all awake!
And the Spirit's truth partake;
Soon will appear, and O how bright!
Prayer to praise and faith to sight. [Chorus]
4 Hail, brethren, hail! it's the new-born year;
Michael's trump we soon shall hear,
Then will the saints and angels sing,
"Glory be to heaven's King." [Chorus]