Our Morning Offering – The Weekdays of Advent, 18 December
Catholic Advent Hymn
tr. E Caswall (1814-1878)
Hark! a Herald voice is calling;
‘Christ is nigh!’ it seems to say,
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness,
waken, children of the day!’
Startled at the solemn warning,
let the earth-bound soul arise.
Christ her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
shines upon the morning skies.
Lo!, the Lamb so long expected,
comes with pardon down from heaven.
Let us meet Him with repentance,
pray that we may be forgiven.
So when next He comes with glory,
wrapping all the earth in fear.
May He then as our Defender,
on the clouds of heav’n appear.
Honour, glory, praise and blessing,
to the Father and the Son,
with the everlasting Spirit,
while unending ages run.