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HARK, A HERALD VOICE IS CALLING

--ADVENT-- En clara vox redarguit, anon.5-6th c.
Revsd., 1632 Roman Breviary, Tr. Fr. E.Caswall / Fulda, 1695



HARK, A HERALD VOICE IS CALLING


1 Hark, a herald voice is calling;
"Christ is nigh," it seems to say;
"Cast away the dreams of darkness,
O ye children of the day."
2 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earthbound soul arise;
Christ her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.
3 Lo, the Lamb so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heav'n;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all to be forgiv'n.
4 So when next He comes with glory,
Shrounding all the earth in fear,
May He then as our defender,
On the clouds of heav'n appear.