R0524-3 Poem: Praise Our God

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PRAISE OUR GOD

„All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Jehovah, and shall glorify thy name.”—Ps. 86:9; Rev. 15:4

Arise all down-cast souls, arise,
No longer sit in mournful gloom;
Go forth to meet your risen King,
Who comes victorious to the throne.
Rejoice, rejoice, glad songs of praise
To God’s eternal glory raise.

Lo! Satan vanquished from Him flies,
The „powers of darkness” dread the light;
The grave is opened by His power,
The bruised Serpent yields the fight.
Rejoice, rejoice, glad songs of praise
To God’s eternal glory raise.

Alone he fought the glorious fight,
Alone he conquers every foe;
Then unto him let anthems rise,
And songs of love forever flow.
Rejoice, rejoice, glad songs of praise
To Christ’s eternal glory raise.

Earth then as Eden—man restored—
All bright and happy here below;
Saints glorified and with their Lord,
Who shall not praise thee then, O God!
Rejoice, rejoice, glad songs of praise
To God’s eternal glory raise.

From „Zion’s Watch Tower” now we see
So near, that grand and glorious day;
The thousand years of jubilee,
When love once more mankind shall sway.
Rejoice, rejoice, glad songs of praise
To God’s eternal glory raise. R. C.

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— September, 1883 —