The Day is Fast Approaching

The day is fast approaching, By prophets long foretold

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Representative Text

1 The day is fast approaching,
By prophets long foretold,
When all shall dwell together,
One Shepherd, and one fold.

2 When every senseless idol
Shall to the bats be thrown,
And every prayer be offered
To God in Christ alone.

3 When Jew and Gentile meeting
From many a distant shore
Shall, round one altar kneeling,
One common Lord adore.

4 When all that now divides us
Shall wholly pass away,
Like shadows of the morning,
Before the blaze of day.

5 When war shall be no longer,
And strife and tumult cease,
And earth become the kingdom
Of Christ, the Prince of Peace.

6 The long expected dawning
Breaks with its cheering ray;
Already morning brightens,
And shadows flee away.

7 O bless├Ęd day of triumph,
That cheers the watchers on,
To pray, and hope, and labor,
Till the dark night be gone.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8254

Text Information

First Line: The day is fast approaching, By prophets long foretold
Title: The Day is Fast Approaching
Source: The Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor (London: Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday, 1863)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8254
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The Cyber Hymnal #8254

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