"O'er the Distant Mountains Breaking"
                       by John S. B. Monsell, 1811-1875
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O'er the distant mountains breaking
        Comes the redd'ning dawn of day,
        Rise, my soul, from sleep awaking;
        Rise and sing and watch and pray.
        'Tis thy Savior,
        'Tis thy Savior,
        On His bright returning way.

        2. O Thou Long-expected, weary
        Waits my anxious soul for Thee;
        Life is dark, and earth is dreary,
        Where Thy light I do not see.
        O my Savior,
        O my Savior,
        When wilt Thou return to me?

        3. Nearer is my soul's salvation;
        Spent the night, the day at hand.
        Keep me in my lowly station,
        Watching for Thee till I stand,
        O my Savior,
        O my Savior,
        In Thy bright, Thy promised land.

        4. With my lamp well trimmed and burning,
        Swift to hear and slow to roam,
        Watching for Thy glad returning
        To restore me to my home.
        Come, my Savior,
        Come, my Savior,
        O my Savior, quickly come.

Notes: Hymn #606 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matthew 24:42 Author: John S.B. Monsell, 1863, ab. Composer: Johann G. Stoerl, 1711 Tune: "O Jerusalem, du Schoene"
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