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
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!