7087. Hark! A Voice Is Loudly Ringing

1 Hark! a voice is loudly ringing
Through the mists that cloud the night;
Banish hence your idle dreaming—
Christ descendeth from the height.

2 Soul of mine, bestir! awaken!
Prone on earth no longer lie;
Every dismal cloud shall vanish—
See, His star is in the sky!

3 Lo! the Lamb to earth descendeth,
Bearing pardon to our race;
Come with tears and seek forgiveness
From the fullness of His grace.

4 When He comes again in brightness,
Filling earth with woeful dread,
May the shield of His protection
O’er our trusting souls be spread.

5 Virtue, honor, praise, and glory
To the Father and the Son,
With the Paraclete most holy,
Now, and while the ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Hark! a voice is loudly ringing
Title: Hark! A Voice Is Loudly Ringing
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Translated from a recast of the fifth century hymn beginning "Vox clara ecce, intonat" in the Roman Breviary of 1632; Tr.: Hymns from East and West (London: James Nisbet, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Christian Friederich Witt
Meter: 87.87
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Psalmodia Sacra, 1715
Copyright: Public Domain

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