Advent Hymnals

307. THE TIME IS NEAR

Church Hymnal 1941,

1.
The time is near when Zion's sons, 
With rapturous joy shall sing the song 
Foretold by seers'anointed ones: 
We have a city great and strong, 
We have a city great and strong. 

2.
Open, ye gates! The glorious King 
Approaches with a holy throng; 
Open, ye gates! Saints, angels, sing 
On golden harps the victor's song! 
On golden harps the victor's song! 

3.
O righteous nation! enter in, 
That kept the law of truth below, 
Enter the place, all free from sin, 
Where life's pure waters gently flow. 
Where life's pure waters gently flow. 

4.
Within these walls shall they remain, 
Who trusted, mighty Lord! in Thee. 
Death, their last enemy, is slain; 
They have a right to life's fair tree. 
They have a right to life's fair tree.

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Title The Time Is Near
Key F Major
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First Line The time is near when Zion's sons
Author R. F. Cottrell
Year 1941
Composer Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
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Tune ANVERN
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Gospel: Eternal Life
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