Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding (William Henry Monk)
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-07). Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-11-07). Score information: A4, 1 page, 72 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2007-10-25). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 61 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Title: Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
Composer: William Henry Monk
Lyricist: Edward Caswall
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 87. 87
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 24
Description: Descants to the hymn are available by Alan Gray and Geoffrey Shaw.
Original text and translations
1 Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding.
"Christ is nigh," it seems to say;
"Cast away the works of darkness,
O ye children of the day."
2 Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, our Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.
3 Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all, to be forgiven;
4 So when next He comes with glory,
And the world is wrapped in fear,
May He then as our Defender
On the clouds of heaven appear.
5 Honour, glory, might and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
With the Everlasting Spirit,
One in Three and Three in One.