Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Ab
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of Ab
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of Ab
Text: Laurentis Laurenttii
Music: Swedish Folk Tune
Tune: Haf Trones Lampa Fardig
LBW/WOV Hymn: #25
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #99
Scripture: Matthew 25:6
1 Rejoice, rejoice, believers, And let your lights appear;
The evening is advancing, And darker night is near.
The bridegroom is arising And soon is drawing nigh.
Up, pray and watch and wrestle; At midnight comes the cry.
2 The watchers on the mountain Proclaim the bridegroom near;
Go forth as He approaches With alleluias clear.
The marriage feast is waiting; The gates wide open stand.
Arise, O heirs of glory; The bridegroom is at hand.
3 The saints, who here in patience Their cross and sufferings bore,
Shall live and reign forever When sorrow is no more.
Around the throne of glory The Lamb they shall behold;
In triumph cast before Him Their diadems of gold.
4 Our hope and expectation, O Jesus, now appear;
Arise, O Sun so longed for, O'er this benighted sphere.
With hearts and hands uplifted, We plead, O Lord, to see
The day of earth’s redemption That sets Your people free!