Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding;
“Christ is near,” we hear the cry,
“Cast away the works of darkness,
O you children of the day.”
Startled at the solemn warning
Let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ, its Sun, all slouth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.
See, the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from Heav’n;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all to be forgiven.
So when next He comes in glory,
And the world is wrapped in fear,
He will shield us with his mercy,
And with words of love draw near.
Paul van der Bijl and Jason Reed and recorded at Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago (PCA)