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Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

  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 in expectation!
    At midnight comes the cry.
  2. See that your lamps are burning,
    replenish them with oil;
    and wait for your salvation,
    the end of earthly toil.
    The watchers on the mountain
    proclaim the Bridegroom near;
    meet him as he approaches,
    with alleluias clear.
  3. You saints, who here in patience
    your cross and suff’rings bore,
    shall live and reign forever,
    when sorrow is no more:
    around the throne of glory
    the Lamb you shall behold,
    in triumph cast before him
    your diadems of gold.
  4. Our hope and expectation,
    O Jesus, now appear;
    arise, O Sun so longed for,
    above the darkened sphere.
    With hearts and hands uplifted,
    we plead, O Lord, to see
    the day of earth’s redemption
    that sets your people free!
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Scripture Reference
Matthew 25:1-13
Composer Information
Haydn, Michael (1737–1806)