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John Finney Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Flute(s)
Voicing
SAB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 16
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SAB, flute, and organ. Text by Laurentius Laurenti.  Modal and strong.

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

The Bridegroom is arising,
and soon He will draw nigh;
Up, watch in expectation!
At midnight comes the cry.

See that your lamps are burning,
replenish them with oil;
Look 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 bridegroom 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.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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