1 The day of the Lord is at hand, at hand;
Its storms roll up the sky;
The nations sleep starving on heaps of gold;
All dreamers toss and sigh;
The night is darkest before the morn;
When the pain is sorest the child is born,
And the day of the Lord at hand, at hand,
The day of the Lord at hand.
2 Who would sit down and sigh for a lost age of gold,
While the Lord of all ages is here?
True hearts then will leap at the trumpet of God,
And those who can suffer can dare.
Each old age of gold was an iron age too,
And the meekest of saints may find stern work to do
In the day of the Lord at hand, at hand,
In the day of the Lord at hand.
Kingsley, Charles, M.A., son of Charles Kingsley, of Battramsley, in the New Forest, was born June 12. 1819. at Home Vicarage, Devon. In 1838 he entered Magdalene Coll. Cambridge, and graduated as first class in classics, and senior optime. Subsequently Rector of Eversley 1814-1875; Canon of Chester 1869-1873; and Canon of Westminster 1873-1875. He held also other important appointments. He died at Eversley, Jan. 23, 1875. Canon Kingsley's prose works are too well known to be enumerated here, and his poetical productions have little in common with hymnology. Three of his pieces have come into use as hymns:—
1. Accept this building, gracious Lord. [Hospitals.] "Mrs. Kingsley's account of this hymn is:—
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MIT FREUDEN ZART has some similarities to the French chanson "Une pastourelle gentille" (published by Pierre Attaingnant in 1529) and to GENEVAN 138 (138). The tune was published in the Bohemian Brethren hymnal Kirchengesänge (1566) with Vetter's text "Mit Freuden zart su dieser Fahrt."
Display Title: The Day of the Lord Is at HandFirst Line: The day of the Lord is at hand, at handTune Title: REMEMBER THE POORAuthor: Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875Meter: IrregularScripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:11Date: 2007Subject: Advent | ; Courage | ; Jesus Christ | ; Justice | ; Second Coming |
Display Title: Now the Day of the Lord Is at HandFirst Line: Now the day of the Lord is at hand, at handTune Title: REMEMBER THE POORAuthor: Richard Proulx, b. 1937; Charles Kingsley, 1819-1974Meter: IrregularScripture: Luke 21:25-28; Luke 21:34-36Date: 1986Subject: Advent 1, Year C | ; Ordinary Time 33, Year B | ; Ordinary Time 33, Year C | ; Advent | ; Jesus Christ | ; Judgment | ; Majesty and Power | ; Second Coming |