Awaken All Who Idly Slumber!
The time is short! O ye, who bear Christ’s name,
With unction from on high
His Gospel Truth with prayerful zeal proclaim.
Redemption draweth nigh! Awaken all who idly slumber!
Send heralds out in countless number. The time is short!
The time is short! Unsheathe the Spirit’s sword.
Salvation’s helmet wear.
Await with joy the coming of your Lord.
Yield not to dark despair. Let kingdoms fall and earth bonds sever,
God’s "settled" Word abides forever. The time is short!
The time is short! While moments still remain
Bring to God’s storehouse now
The tithes of gold ere rust has left its stain.
Oh bring in sweat of brow the gifts of toil and service.
Christ’s holy law of love fulfilling. The time is short!
The time is short! Sweet Advent Music swells,
O’er hill and dale and plain.
The pealing chime of Maranatha Bells
Heralds His coming reign. Each day His bridal feast draws nearer –
Each day His Spirit whispers clearer: "The time is short"!