I make all things new…these words are true and faithful.@Revelation 21:5

Susan H. Peterson, 1999 (public domain).

Veni Emmanuel from a 15th Century processional of French Franciscan nuns (the setting for the funeral hymn Libera me); arranged by Thomas Helmore in the Hymnal Noted, Part II (London: 1856) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Susan H. Peterson (1950-2004)

Behold, these words are trustworthy and true,
For God the Lord is making all things new.
He showed His servants what must take place,
The plagues and blessings set for Adam’s race.
Now keep these words, for he who overcomes
Will gain new life and he will be God’s son.

Behold, says Jesus, Quick I come again;
Most blest is he who keeps My words made plain.
The time is near; reward is in sight.
So holy stay and always seek the right.
The First, the Last, Beginning and the End,
The Alpha and Omega e’er I am.

How blest are those who wash their robes from sin,
That they may to the city enter in
And to the tree of life have full right.
They’ll see God’s face, and He will give them light.
The curse is gone! They’ll reign forevermore
With Jesus, David’s Root, bright Morning Star.

The Spirit and the bride of Christ say, Come!
And let each one who hears these words say, Come!
Yea, whosoever thirsts, let him come.
The drink of life is free; let all men come!
Hear Jesus’ words: Quickly I come again.
O come, Lord Jesus, come to us. Amen.