The Time Shall Surely Come The Hour Is


The time shall surely come,
The hour is drawing near,
When in the clouds of heaven the Lord
To mortals shall appear.

Not in a lowly garb,
Shall we the Lord descry,
But decked in glory like the sun,
That lights the morning sky.

Not as in former days,
To pain and suffering sore,–
He comes to judge, Who came to save,–
To reign for evermore.

Then, O my soul, awake!
Put on thy garb of light,
Look for the dawn that brings the day,
All glorious and bright.

Wait, for the hour is nigh;
Watch, for His coming nears;
Be thou the faithful servant then,
When He, thy Lord, appears.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church,