Arise and shine, forever praise, Our gracious glor-ious King
People of God your voices raise, Forever let us sing.
For Christ our Savior will return, New Jerusalem bring
We look forward, our spirits’ yearn, For our Lord’s soon coming.
Our glor-ious Lord with us will dwell, In everlasting light
In brilliance no mere words can tell, He’ll banish the dark night.
His people He will gather all, Each daughter ev’ry son
From all the nations He will call, The children of Zion.
Great songs of praise declare His worth, And tell of His glory.
Great wealth will flow from all the earth, Abundance from the sea
Zion in glor-i-ous beauty, The sights, the smells, the sounds
The brilliance of this new city, Ever expands, abounds.
But what of us, vile and sinful, How shall we enter in?
Our Lord make us each beautiful, Cleansing us from our sin.
We’ll walk in humble righteousness, Trust in Him and His grace
We’ll dwell in peace, joyful gladness, Of sin and death no trace.
This glor-ious day is guaranteed, To all who will receive
Turn from your sin, His offer heed, Your Savior now believe.
And in the trials of these days, To this great promise cling:
We’ll dwell with God, forever praise, Our gracious glor-ious King!
– From a sermon on Isaiah 60
(Words: Brian Mikul. Copyright 2015)
(Music: To the tune of “I Sing The Mighty Power of God”)