Christian Hymns/Hark, A Joyful Voice Is Thrilling
- Author: Ambrose of Milan
- Translator: John Henry Newman
- Freuen Wir Uns All In Ein
Hark, a joyful voice is thrilling,
And each dim and winding way
Of the ancient temple filling ;
Dreams depart, for it is day.
Christ is coming — from thy bed,
Earth-bound soul, awake and spring —
With the sun new-risen to shed
Health on human suffering.
Lo, to grant a pardon free,
Comes a willing Lamb from heaven;
Sad and tearful, hasten we,
One and all, to be forgiven.
Once again he comes in light
Girding earth with fear and woe;
Lord, be thou our loving might,
From our guilt and ghostly foe.
To the Father and the Son
And the Spirit, who in heaven
Ever witness, Three and One,
Praise on earth be ever given.