Hymn Selection

31

12.11.12.11.


1
A WHILE, yes, a very short while now of waiting,
And then will our Lord come to call us away;
With prayer and with fasting then let us be watching,
For - well do we know it - He will not delay.
2
With voice of archangel, from heaven descending,
With great acclamation and trumpet of God,
To us shall the One whom our hearts are awaiting,
That very same Jesus, appear in the cloud.
3
We know that the saints who in Christ have been sleeping,
By God's mighty power from sleep shall awake;
We shall not before them be caught up in heaven,
But Christ all His loved ones together shall take.
4
Revealed to our sight in Thy glorious descending,
Lord Jesus, Thou shalt to Thy lovers appear;
And then shalt Tghou take us to heaven rejoicing,
Eternally with Thee Thy glories to share.

M. Cosido, fr. Spanish

Tunes for this hymn:

"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."