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 Wakened by the solemn warning,
from earth’s bondage let us rise;
Christ, our sun, all sloth dispelling,
shines upon the morning skies.
3 See, the Lamb so long expected
come with pardon down from heaven.
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
one and all, to be forgiven;
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, and blessing
to the Father and the Son,
with the everlasting Spirit
while unending ages run.