Hark! A Gladsome Voice Is Thrilling Lyrics
1. Hark! a gladsome voice is thrilling,
Earth's dim pathways wildly shaking:
Lo! the ancient fane is filling
With the glow, for day is breaking;
Day is breaking, night-dreams vanish;
Christ is coming-gloom to banish.
2. Christ is coming! from thy prison,
Earth-bound spirit, spring with gladness!
Rising with the Star, new risen,
Health to shed on human sadness:
Lo! the Lamb descends from heaven:
Sinners, haste to be forgiven.
3. Yea! to grant a gracious guerdon,
Once again he comes in glory:
Mourners-freighted with your pardon,
His right hand he lifteth o'er ye:
Lord, when doom and death confound us,
Be thine arm of mercy round us.
4. To the Father, Son, and Spirit,
Glory, honour, power, be given:
Lord, to thine eternal merit
Praise be sung in earth and heaven:
Voice of Saints in concert blending,
Heard through ages never ending. Amen.
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