"Hark, a Thrilling Voice is Sounding"
                        by unknown author, c. 900
         Translated by Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
                                  Text From:
                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding!
        "Christ is nigh!" we hear it say;
        "Cast away the works of darkness,
        O ye children of the day!"

        2. Startled at the solemn warning,
        Let the earth-bound soul arise;
        Christ, her 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. That, when next He comes with glory
        And the world is wrapped in fear,
        He may 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 everlasting Spirit,
        While eternal ages run!

Notes: Hymn #60 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Rom. 13:11 Author: unknown, c. 900 Translated by: Edward Caswall, 1849 Titled: "Vox clara ecce intonat" Tune: "O der alles" 1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Halle, 1705
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