Chapter 18

The time is at hand. The kingdom is near.

The Lord is the one who calls. He is the one to fear.

For he comes from the clouds to reign on earth.

He comes for the humans who have had a new birth.

His light shines bright. Even blinding is his glory.

His words come from the ancients, as told in a story.

With power in his hands, he holds mercy and grace

To establish the New Earth, to establish a place

Where there is no need for the Sun; God will light our day.

All tears will dry up and the people will say

Glory to God in the highest! To him goes all praise.

Glorious is our Master, and righteous are his ways.