Watchman, Tell Me

Watchman, tell me, does the morning

Author: Sidney S. Brewer (pub.1857)
Tune: [I am dwelling on the mountain] (Dadmun)
Published in 76 hymnals

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1 Watchman, tell me, does the morning
Of fair Zion's glory dawn?
Have the signs that marks His coming
Yet upon thy pathway shone?
Pilgrim, yes! arise, look round thee;
Light is breaking in the skies;
Gird thy bridal robes around thee,
Morning dawns, arise! arise!

2 Watchman, see, the light is beaming
Brighter still upon thy way,
Signs thro' all the earth are gleaming,
Omens of the coming day
When the Jubal trumpet, sounding,
Shall awake from land and sea
All the saints of God, now sleeping,
Clad in immortality.

3 Watchman, hail the light ascending
Of the grand Sabbatic year;
All with voices loud proclaiming
That the kingdom now is near:
Pilgrim, yes, I see just yonder,
Canaan's glorious hights arise;
Salem, too, appears in grandeur,
Tow'ring 'neath its sunlit skies.

4 Watchman, in the golden city,
Seated on his jasper throne,
Zion's King, arrayed in beauty,
Reigns in peace from zone to zone.
There on sunlit hills and mountains,
Golden beams serenely glow;
Purling streams and crystal fountains,
On whose banks sweet flow'rets blow.

5 Watchman, see, the land is nearing,
With its vernal fruits and flow'rs;
On, just yonder, O how cheering!
Bloom forever Eden's bow'rs.
Hark! the choral strains are ringing.
Wafted on the balmy air;
See the millions, hear them singing,
Soon the pilgrim will be there.



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #734

Author: Sidney S. Brewer

Rv Sidney Smith Brewer USA 1804-1889. Born in New Jersey, he became an Advent Christian Church minister. He was also a writer. He wrote a book about the second coming of Christ in the 1840s. He married Sarah Ann Conger, and they had two children, a daughter, Maria Elizabeth, and a son, Charles F. He died in New Bedford, MA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Watchman, tell me, does the morning
Title: Watchman, Tell Me
Author: Sidney S. Brewer (pub.1857)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7129
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