Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
- William Henry Monk, 1823-1889; Alan Gray, 1855-1935
- Text Source(s)
- Latin, ca. 6th cent.; Hymns Ancient and Modern,1861, alt. (tr.)
1 Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding. “Christ is nigh,” it seems to say; “Cast away the works of darkness, O ye children of the day.”
2 Wakened by the solemn warning, from earth's bondage let us rise; Christ, our sun, all sloth dispelling, shines upon the morning skies.
3 Lo! the Lamb, so long expected, comes with pardon down from heaven; let us haste, with tears of sorrow, one and all to be forgiven;
4 so when next he comes with glory, and the world is wrapped in fear, may he with his mercy shield us, and with words of love draw near.
5 Honor, glory, might, and blessing to the Father and the Son, with the everlasting Spirit, while unending ages run.