68 Rejoice! rejoice, believers

The Hymnal 1982 68

Rejoice! rejoice, believers

Laurentius Laurenti, 1660-1722; Sarah B. Findlater, 1823-1908
Meter 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!

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