Scripture Verse

Repent ye, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Matthew 3:2


Words: An­na B. Hoppe, 1921.

Music: Bres­lau As Hym­no­dus Sa­cer (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1625) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Anna B. Hoppe (1889–1941)


Repent, the king­dom draw­eth nigh,
The her­ald of the Lord doth cry.
Ye sin­ners lost through Ad­am’s fall,
Will ye not heark­en to the call?

Repent! The gra­cious call be­lieve,
Haste His for­giv­eness to re­ceive.
The Prince of Life, in­car­nate Word,
Life and sal­va­tion can af­ford.

Divine Re­deem­er, glo­ri­ous King!
Repentant hearts to Thee we bring.
Thy ho­ly blood for us was spilt,
Cleanse us from all the stains of guilt.

Drawn by Thy Spir­it, through Thy Word,
Thine in­vi­ta­tion have we heard.
In an­swer to Thy sweet re­quest,
We come to Thee, O Christ, for rest.

Thy par­don, full, com­plete, and free,
Removes sin’s aw­ful pe­nal­ty.
Our Fa­ther’s love is now re­stored;
Thou hast re­deemed us, dear­est Lord.

Let us Thy name for­ev­er bless,
On earth Thy Gos­pel truth con­fess,
Till saved by grace, through faith in Thee,
The gates of pa­ra­dise we see.