1. Christ come quickly, there’s danger at the door,
Poverty a plenty, hearts gone wild with war
There is hunger in the city and famine on the plain.
Come Lord Jesus, the light is dying
The night keeps crying, come Lord Jesus
2. What demands a hearing in far many lands
The sick go untended, death deals a heavy hand
The dreams of men are empty, their cup of sorrow full.
3. The world awaits in darkness, a might burst of light,
To see the lame man leaping to give the blind man sight
We have the prophet’s promise we await the prince of peace.
4. The clouds shall send a savior like softly falling rain,
Yet might in his power to free us from our chains
His shield will be compassion his weapon, liberty