Blog Template Theology of the Body: Even so Lord Jesus Come

Friday, January 11, 2008

Even so Lord Jesus Come

(Farewell with me the end of Christmas... As Giotto's image of the Nativity, above, reminds us: next we have Easter)

Peace be to you, and grace from Him
Who freed us from our sin,
Who loved us all
And shed His blood that we might saved be;
Sing holy, holy to our Lord-
The Lord, almighty God
Who was and is and is to come
Sing holy, holy Lord.

Rejoice in Heaven, all that ye that dwell therein,
Rejoice on earth ye saints below,
For Christ is coming soon.

Even so Lord Jesus, quickly come;
And night shall be no more,
They need no light nor lamp nor sun
For Christ will be their all in all.

- Paul Manz, 1919.