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Soon will the heavenly Bridegroom come

Soon will the heavenly Bridegroom come

Author: Johann Walter; Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Soon will the heavenly Bridegroom come;
Ye wedding-guests, draw near,And slumber not in sin when He,
The Son of God, is here.
With lamps alight and oil in store,
let every guest advance,
Nor shrink ashamed in trembling awe
From His bright countenance.

2 Come, let us haste to meet our Lord,
And hail Him with delight,
Who saved us by His precious blood
And sorrows infinite:
Beside Him all the patriarchs old
And holy prophets stand,
The glorious apostolic choir,
The noble martyr-band.

3 As brethren dear they welcome us,
And lead us to the throne,
Where angels bow their veiléd heads
Before the Three in One,
Where we, with all the saints of Christ,
A white-robed multitude,
Shall praise the ascended Lord, who deigns
To wear our flesh and blood.

4 His gracious hand will ope for us
The gates of paradise,
And spread the glories of His heaven
Before our dazzled eyes:
Our lot will be for aye to share
His reign of peace above,
And drink with unexhausted joy
The river of His love.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #511

Author: Johann Walter

Walther, Johann, was born in 1496 at a village near Cola (perhaps Kahla, or else Colleda, near Sachsenburg) in Thuringia. In 1524 we find him at Torgau, as bassist at the court of Friedrich the Wise, Elector of Saxony. The Elector Johann of Saxony made him "Sengermeister" (choirmaster) in 1526. When the Electoral orchestra (Kapelle) at Torgau was disbanded in 1530, it was reconstituted by the town, and in 1534 Walther was also appointed cantor (singing-master) to the school at Torgau. On the accession of the Elector Moritz of Saxony, in 1548, Walther went with him to Dresden as his Kapellmeister. He was pensioned by decree of Aug. 7, 1554, and soon after returned to Torgau, still retaining the title of "Sengermeister." He died at Torgau, pe… Go to person page >

Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Soon will the heavenly Bridegroom come
German Title: Der Bräut'gam wird bald rufen
Author: Johann Walter
Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Language: English



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #1025

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d801

Elim; or Hymns of Holy Refreshment #d95

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d964

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Laudes Domini #495

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1222

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad994

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Songs for the Sanctuary #726

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Songs for the Sanctuary #726

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Songs for the Sanctuary #726

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #726

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #726

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Songs of Pilgrimage #425

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #519

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d797

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The Lutheran Hymnary #511

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The New Laudes Domini #507

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #869

Young People's Luther League Convention Song Book. 12th ed. #d84

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