When You Come
Artist: Susan Hawthorne
When You Come
Music and Chorus lyrics by Susan K Hawthorne
Verse lyrics by Laurentius Laurentii (1660-1722) translated by Sarah Findlater (1823-1907)

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
Proclam the bridegroom near.
Go forth as he approaches
With alleluias clear.
The marriage feast is waiting;
The gates wide upen stand.
Arise, O heirs of glory;
The bridegroom is at hand.

When You come,
May our lamp be burning,
May Your Church be bright,
Lighting up the night around us.
Till You come,
Let Your Bride be yearning,
Serving with Your might,
Pleasing in Your sight,
When You come.
Jesus, come.
Lord Jesus, come.

© 2010 by Susan K Hawthorne
Released under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Non-Derivative Works License US 3.0