Is it time yet, Lord? (John Earwaker)
- Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2007-12-21). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 48 kB Copyright: Personal
Title: Is it Time Yet, Lord?
Composer: John Earwaker
First published: 1992
Description: For all-age worship: children's choir, adult choir SATB, and congregation.
Original text and translations
Is it time yet, Lord? Has your moment come?
Show us now that your reign has begun,
People praying patiently for years and years,
Then one day the Messiah appears,
Though we don’t know how and we don’t know when
Some day soon you’ll be with us again,
So we must be ready, for when Chris arrives,
We are sure to get such a surprise,
You were born a baby, you were weak and small,
Yet you’re still the best judge of us all,
We can’t solve our problems, we give others pain,
Come, thou longexpected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us;
Let us find our rest in thee.
Won’t you please make our crazy world sane?
“Do this till the Lord comes”, they said.
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
So we pour out wine and we break the bread,
Born thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a king;
Born to reign in us for ever;
Only you make history, it’s yours alone
Come then, Lord, make this moment your own!
By thy own eternal spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone:
By thy allsufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.