1 O Church of Christ, behold at last
The promised sign appear,—
The Gospel preached in all the world;
And lo! The King draws near.
He shall reign from sea to sea;
When He girds on His conqu’ring sword;
All the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God.
2 With girded loins, make haste! make haste,
Thy witness to complete.
That Christ may take His throne and bring
All nations to His feet. [Refrain]
3 And Thou, O Israel, long in dust,
Arise, and come away!
See how the Sun of Righteousness
Sheds forth the beams of day. [Refrain]
4 The scattered sons are gath’ring home,
The fig-tree buds again;
A little while, and David’s Son
On David’s throne shall reign. [Refrain]
5 Then sing aloud, O Pilgrim Church,
Brief conflict yet remains,
And then Immanuel descends
To bind thy foe in chains. [Refrain]
Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #62