Rejoice! rejoice, believers
- Laurentius Laurenti, 1660-1722; Sarah B. Findlater, 1823-1908
- 22.214.171.124 D
- Tune Source(s)
- Hymnau a Thonau er Gwasanaeth yr Eglwys yng Nghymru, 1865 (melody)
1 Rejoice! rejoice, believers, and let your lights appear! The evening is advancing, and darker night is near. The Bridegroom is arising, and soon he will draw nigh; up, watch with expectation! at the midnight comes the cry.
2 See that your lamps are burning, replenish them with oil; look now for your salvation, the end of sin and toil. The marriage-feast is waiting, the gates wide open stand; Rise up, ye heirs of glory, the Bridegroom is at hand!
3 Our hope and expectation, O Jesus, now appear; Arise, thou Sun so longed for, above this darkened sphere! With hearts and hands uplifted, we plead, O Lord, to see the day of earth's redemption, and ever be with thee!