Christ My Song - 1095
In the sun and moon and stars - Second Sunday in Advent (2)
(Reginald Heber/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Second Sunday in Advent. (2)
1. In the sun and moon and stars
signs and wonders there shall be;
earth shall quake with inward wars,
nations with perplexity.
2. Soon shall ocean’s hoary deep,
tossed with stronger tempests, rise
darker storms the mountains sweep,
redder lightning rend the skies.
3. Evil thoughts shall shake the proud,
racking doubt and restless fear;
and, amid the thunder-cloud,
shall the Judge of men appear.
4. But though from that awful face
heaven shall fade and earth shall fly,
fear not ye, his chosen race,
your redemption draweth nigh!
Reginald Heber, Heber's Hymns, 1870, 4.