"The Watchman's Cry"

Wake, awake, for night is flying:
The watchmen on the heights are crying,
Awake, Jerusalem, arise.
Midnightís solemn hour is tolling,
His chariot wheels are nearer rolling,
He comes! Prepare, ye virgins wise.
Rise up with willing feet,
Go forth, the Bridegroom meet:
Bear through the night
Your well trimmed light,
Speed forth to join the marriage-rite.

Zion hears the watchmen singing,
Her heart with deep desire is springing,
She wakes, she rises from her gloom:
Forth her Bridegroom comes, all glorious,
In grace arrayed, by truth victorious;
Her star is risín, her Light is come!
All hail, Incarnate Lord!
Our crown, and our reward!
Alleluia! We haste along
In pomp of song,
And gladsome join the marriage-throng.

Lamb of God, the Heavenís adore Thee,
And men and angels sing before Thee,
With harp and cymbalís clearest tone.
By the pearly gates in wonder
We stand, and swell the voice of thunder
That echoes round thy dazzling throne.
No vision ever brought,
No ear hath ever caught
Such bliss and joy!
We raise the song,
We swell the throng--
To praise Thee ages all along.

--P. Nicolai, 1556-1608


Further Reading on the Rapture:

Are You Rapture Ready?
Why a Pre-Trib Rapture?
Children In The Rapture?
No Such Thing As a Partial Rapture
The Da Vinci Code and the Antichrist
Two Witnesses in Revelation 11
Babel - The Center of Unity
When Will The Rapture Come?
We Shall See Him As He Is

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