In the advent light, O Savior

In the advent light, O Savior,
I am living day by day;
Waiting, working, watching ever,
Knowing Thou art on Thy way.
Separated unto Jesus,
Loosed from all the world beside;
Blinded by the advent glory,
Hour by hour would I abide.
So from glory unto glory,
Gladdened by the advent ray;
All the path is growing brighter,
Shining unto perfect day.
In the advent light to witness
To a dark and dying world;
This the holy ordination;
May His banner be unfurled.
In the advent light rejoicing;
Songs of praise along the road
Seem to make the journey shorter,
Mounting upward to our God.
He is coming! He is coming!
Pass the heavenly watchword on:
Go ye forth to meet the Bridegroom,
Hail! to God's anointed Son.
See the advent glory breaking;
Faith will soon be lost in sight;
Face to face I shall behold Him,
Bathed in His eternal light.
Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

As I read through this hymn, my heart was warmed with the thought of the coming of our precious Lord, and our gathering to meet Him. When we see Him, we will be like Him!

I gathered a few verses to encourage His lovers to be more aware of His return.

“The Lord is at hand” – Philippians 4:5

“The coming of the Lord has drawn near” – James 5:8

“Christ will appear a second time” – Hebrews 9:28

“Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming” – 1 Peter 1:13

“May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” – 1 Thessalonians 5:23

“In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay” – Hebrews 10:37

“Concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the angels of the heavens, nor the Son, except the Father only” – Matthew 24:36

“As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man” – Matthew 24:37

“Behold, I am coming soon” – Revelation 22:7

“I am coming like a thief” – Revelation 16:10

“The time is near” – Revelation 1:3

“The end of all things is near” – 1 Peter 4:7

“I am coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done” – Revelation 22:17

“Come, Lord Jesus” – Revelation 22:20

“Maranatha” – 1 Corinthians 16:22