Babylon is Fallen 427
Tune: Shaker tune, ca. 1820; Arranged by W. E. Chute, 1875
Lyrics: Richard McNemar, 1813 (1st & 2nd Verse); W. E. Chute, 1875 (3rd Verse)
Meter: Particular Meter: 8,7,8,7,8,7
Hail! the day so long expected,
Hail! the year of full release;
Zion's walls are now erected;
And her watchmen publish peace.
Thro' our Shiloh's wide dominion,
Here the trumpet loudly roar
Babylon is fallen to rise no more.
All her merchants stand with wonder,
What is this that comes to pass?
Murm'ring like the distant thunder,
Crying, “O, alas! alas!”
Swell the sound, ye kings and nobles,
Priest and people, rich and poor
Blow the trumpet in Mount Zion!
Christ shall come the second time;
Ruling with a rod of iron,
All who now as foes combine.
Babel's garments we've rejected,
And our fellowship is o'er