The following is by John Ecob, editor of Herald of Hope magazine in Australia
Is This The Year?
2012 – Is this the year?
The year of the upward call
The year the Church will see her Lord
When tears will cease to fall?
Is this the year, the crowning year
When all around the throne,
The year when saints of every age
Join praise to Him alone
Is this the year, the final year
Life’s journey now complete
The year we rise, in glad surprise
And sit at Jesus’ feet
Is this the year when saints will meet
With those who’ve gone before?
The lonely days will all be past
No parting there for evermore.
Is this the year with terror filled
The year the world will see
The “man of sin” rise on the scene
With beastly claims of deity
Is this the year when chosen men
From every tribe of Israel’s race
Are sealed by God to tell the world:
Prepare to stand before God’s face.
Is this the year – the Father’s choice
When He will send His Son
To snatch away His lovely Bride
Which He by grace has won?
Come quickly, Lord, we cannot wait
Thy lovely face to see
Is this the year? How soon t’will be?
Together, all, at home with thee.