Scripture Verse

When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near. Luke 21:28


Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns Oc­ca­sioned by the Earth­quake, March 8, 1750, Part 2 (Lon­don: Stra­han, 1750), num­ber 11.

Music: Dol­gel­ly Welsh hymn tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


Ye ser­vants of the Lord,
In Je­su’s prais­es join,
Who now con­firms His word,
And sends an­oth­er sign,
Sign of His day, and king­dom near:
Look up, and see your Lord ap­pear!

His com­ing He fore­shows
By fa­mine, plague, and war,
And epi­dem­ic woes
His swift ap­proach de­clare,
Trembles the earth to find Him near:
Look up, and see your Lord ap­pear!

Hark how all na­ture groans
In pangs of se­cond birth!
Expect, ye ran­somed ones,
A new cre­at­ed earth,
The ru­in of the old is near:
Look up, and see your Lord ap­pear!

His to­kens we es­py,
And now lift up our head,
And in the earth­quake cry,
It is my Sav­ior’s tread!
He comes to save His ser­vants here:
Look up, and see your Lord ap­pear.

We do with joy look up,
In na­tion­al distress,
With con­fi­dence of hope,
To meet the Prince of Peace,
We, un­ap­palled in ge­ne­ral fear,
Look up, and see our Lord ap­pear.

Our Lord ap­pears again,
His glo­ri­ous power to show,
He comes, He comes to reign,
With all His saints be­low,
Judgment is mer­cy’s har­bin­ger;
The earth is gone—and Christ is here!