549 – Watch, Ye Saints
Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking;
Lo! The powers of heaven are shaking;
Keep your lamps all trimmed and burning,
Ready for your Lord’s returning.
Lo! He comes, lo! Jesus comes;
Lo! He come, He comes all glorious!
Jesus comes to reign victorious,
Lo! He comes, yes, Jesus comes.
Lo! the promise of your Savior,
Pardoned sin and purchased favor,
Blood-washed robes and crowns of glory;
Haste to tell redemption’s story.
Kingdoms at their base are crumbling,
Hark! His chariot wheels are rumbling;
Tell, O tell of grace abounding,
While the seventh trump is sounding.
Nations wane, though proud and stately;
Christ His kingdom hasteneth greatly;
Earth her latest pangs is summing;
Shout, ye saints, your Lord is coming.
Sinners, come, while Christ is pleading;
Now for you He’s interceding;
Haste, ere grace and time diminished
Shall proclaim the mystery finished.
160 – Watakatifu Kesheni
“Watch Ye Saints”
Watakatifu kesheni, nguvu za mbingu zagonga;
Washeni taa tayari kwa kurudi kwake Bwana.
Yuaja, Yesu Mfalme, Yuaja mwenye fahari,
Yesu yuaja enzini Karibu Yesu, uje.
Piga mbiu, tangazeni habari ya ukombozi.
Ya Mponya wa upendo nayo nguvu ya samaha.
Falme nyingi zaangushwa, Panda ya saba hulia;
Tangaza neema yake kabla ya kupita saa.
Mataifa yapotea, nchi zajaa uchungu:
Kristo anaharakisha, Unabii unatimizwa.
Wenye dhambi njoni sasa Kristo awapatanishe,
Mbio twaeni neema, kitambo muda waisha.