Number: 15
Title: Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers
Composer: Trans. Sarah Borthwick Findlater, 1854 Alt. The Hymnal 1982Welsh folk melody Evans' Hymnau a Thonau, 1865 As in English Hymnal, 1906
Author: Laurentius Laurenti, 1700
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-10
Theme: Advent

1.  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 with expectation,
    At midnight comes the cry.

2.  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;
    Arise, O heirs of glory,
    The Bridegroom is at hand!

3.  Our hope and expectation,
    O Jesus, now appear;
    Arise, Thou sun so longed for,
    Above this shadowed sphere!
    With hearts and hands uplifted,
    We plead, O Lord, to see
    The day of earth's redemption,
    And ever be with Thee!