Watch And Wait Unafraid!

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1 Watch and wait unafraid!
All is finished, the debt is paid.
Christ victorious came out of the fray,
Wrested from Satan his power and prey,
Opened the portals of heaven.

2 Watch and wait unafraid!
All is finished, the debt is paid.
Soon He cometh to call for His bride,
Safe in her heavenly home.

3 Watch and wait unafraid!
All is finished, the debt is paid.
Have ye oil in your lamp, though the night
Burden your eyes and the flame be not bright,
Still you can meet Him with joy.

4 Watch and wait unafraid!
All is finished, the debt is paid.
Ne'er the foe against Christ shall prevail;
Though He may tarry, He comes without fail,
Gladd'ning our hearts all the more.

5 Watch and wait unafraid!
All is finished, the debt is paid.
If you're weeping, He dries every tear;
You may not see Him, yet He is so near,
Jesus, your Lord and your friend.

6 Bells are heard far and near,
Tolling: Eternity is here.
May we use those moments of grace,
Serving the Lord who prepared us a place
In those fair mansions of God.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #217

Translator: S. D. Rodholm

Rodholm served as president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1922-26), president of Grand View College, and professor and dean of the AELC Seminary. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Author: H. Agerbeck

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Text Information

First Line: Watch and wait unafraid
Title: Watch And Wait Unafraid!
Danish Title: Uforsagt, vaer paa Vagt
Translator: S. D. Rodholm
Author: H. Agerbeck
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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STILLE NACHT

Although he composed nearly one hundred works, Franz Gruber is remembered for only oneā€“the tune of "Silent Night," composed on Christmas Eve, 1818. He scored the tune for tenor and bass soli (sung by Mohr and Gruber on that night) with the final phrase to be repeated in harmony (sung by the villag…

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