345. Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding

1 Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
"Christ is near," we hear it say.
"Cast away the works of darkness,
All you children of the day!"

2 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, its sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.

3 See, the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heav'n.
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all, to be forgiv'n;

4 So, when next He comes in glory
And the world is wrapped in fear,
He will shield us with His mercy
And with words of love draw near.

5 Honor, glory, might, dominion
to the Father and the Son
With the ever-living Spirit
While eternal ages run!

Text Information
First Line: Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding!
Title: Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: Luke 1:76-79; Isaiah 60:1-3; Isaiah 60:19-20; Ephesians 5:8-14; Isaiah 25:7-9
Topic: End Times
Source: Latin, c. 5th-10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MERTON
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-89
Meter: 87 87
Key: E♭ Major



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