Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

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Voicing(s)
SAB
Category
Instrumental Only?
No
Description

SAB Choir, flute, and organ. This is a splendid Advent anthem, big and splashy and full of wonderful imagery! 

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Lyrics

Rejoice! Rejoice, believers,
and let your lights appear!
The evening is advancing,
and darker night is near.

The Bridegro,Om is arising,
and so,On He will draw nigh;
Up, watch in expectation!
At midnight comes the cry.

See that your lamps are burning,
replenish them with oil;
Lo,Ok now for your salvation,
the end of sin and toil.

The marriage feast is waiting,
The gates wide open stand;
Rise up! Ye heirs of glory,
The bridegro,Om is at hand!

Our hope and expectation,
O Jesus, now appear;
Arise thou Sun so longed
For, above this darkened sphere!

With hearts and hands uplifted,
we plead, O Lord, to see
The day of earth's redemption,
And ever live with Thee.