Scripture Verse

I make all things new…these words are true and faithful. Revelation 21:5


Words: Su­san H. Pe­ter­son, 1999 (pub­lic do­main).

Music: Veni Em­man­u­el from a 15th Cen­tu­ry pro­cess­ion­al of French Fran­cis­can nuns (the set­ting for the fun­er­al hymn Li­be­ra me). Ar­ranged by Tho­mas Hel­more in The Hym­nal Not­ed, Part 2 (Lon­don: 1856) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Susan H. Peterson


Behold, these words are trustworthy and true,
For God the Lord is making all things new.
He showed His servants what must take place,
The plagues and blessings set for Adam’s race.
Now keep these words, for he who overcomes
Will gain new life and he will be God’s son.

Behold, says Jesus, Quick I come again;
Most blest is he who keeps My words made plain.
The time is near; reward is in sight.
So holy stay and always seek the right.
The First, the Last, Beginning and the End,
The Alpha and Omega e’er I am.

How blest are those who wash their robes from sin,
That they may to the city enter in
And to the tree of life have full right.
They’ll see God’s face, and He will give them light.
The curse is gone! They’ll reign forevermore
With Jesus, David’s Root, bright Morning Star.

The Spirit and the bride of Christ say, Come!
And let each one who hears
These words say, Come!
Yea, whosoever thirsts, let him come.
The drink of life is free; let all men come!
Hear Jesus’ words: Quickly I come again.
O come, Lord Jesus, come to us. Amen.