Christ My Song - 1183
The night is now far spent
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The night is now far spent.
"The night is far spent, the day is at hand." (Romans 13,12)
2. Ye saints, lift up your heads,
salvation draweth nigh;
see where the morning spreads
its radiance through the sky;
oh, let the sight your spirit cheer;
the Lord himself will soon appear.
3. Though men your hope deride,
nor will themselves believe;
yet in his word confide,
who never can deceive;
when heav'n and earth shall pass away,
the saints shall see a glorious day.
4. For you the Lord intends
a bright abode on high;
the place where sorrow ends,
and nought is known but joy:
with such a hope, ye saints, rejoice;
we soon shall hear th' archangels voice.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 61.