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|LIFT your heads, ye friends of Jesus,
Partners of His sufferings here;
Christ to all believers precious,
Lord of lords shall soon appear:
Mark the tokens
Of His heavenly kingdom near!
|2||Close behind the tribulation
Of the last tremendous days,
See the flaming revelation!
See the universal blaze!
Earth and Heaven
Melt before the Judge’s face!
|3||Sun and moon are both confounded,
Darkened into endless night,
When with angel hosts surrounded,
In His Father’s glory bright,
Our dear Saviour
Shines in everlasting light.
|4||Lo! He comes, our heart’s desire,
To exalt His Church below;
Joins us to the heavenly choir,
Comes to make our joys o’erflow,
Crowns of victory
And of glory to bestow.
|Charles Wesley, 1707-88|