O Dreamer, Leave Thy Dreams
Lyrics by Rosa Maud Turner
Music arr. by Peter J. Hodgson
O dreamer, o dreamer,
O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking,
O captive rise and sing for thou art free;
The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,
unloosing bonds of all captivity.
He comes to bless thee on his wings of healing;
To banish pain, and wipe all tears away.
He comes anew to humble hearts revealing
The mounting footsteps of the upward way.
He comes to give thee joy for desolation,
Beauty for ashes of the vanished years;
For ev’ry tear to bring full compensation,
to give thee confidence for all thy fears.
He comes to call the dumb to joyful singing;
The deaf to hear the blinded eyes to see;
The glorious tidings of salvation bringing.
O captive, rise, thy Saviour comes to thee.