SATB and Organ. A relatively easy and VERY effective setting of KING's LYNN to the familiar Advent text. Big and fun with a great descant to finish it off. Alleluias for Advent? YOU BETCHA!
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 draweth nigh.
Up, pray, and watch, and wrestle: At midnight comes the cry.
See that your lamps are burning; replenish them with oil.
And wait for your salvation, the end of earthly toil.
The watchers on the mountain proclaim the Bridegro,Om near.
Go meet Him as He cometh, with alleluias clear.
Our hope and expectation, O Jesus, now appear!
Arise, Thou Sun so longed for, over this benighted sphere!
With hearts and hands uplifted, we plead, O Lord, to see
The day of earth’s redemption that brings us unto Thee.