The people cheer Me, the people praise Me; all mouths name the one true God, all people raise their eyes to watch My deeds. The kingdom descends to earth, My person is rich and bountiful. Who would not celebrate for this? Who would not dance with joy for this? Oh, Zion! Raise your triumphant banner to celebrate Me! Sing your triumphant song of victory and spread My holy name! All things on earth! Now purify yourselves in sacrifice for Me! Stars in the sky! Now return to your places and show My greatness in the firmament! I attend to the voices of the people on earth, pouring out infinite love and reverence for Me in song! On this day, as all things rejuvenate, I come to walk the earth. At this moment, the flowers bloom, the birds sing, all life is full of jubilation! In the sound of the kingdom’s salute, Satan’s kingdom collapses, destroyed in the reverberating chorus of the kingdom anthem. And it will never rise again!
Who on earth dares to rise and resist? As I descend to earth I bring burning, bring wrath, bring all disasters. The earthly kingdoms now are My kingdom! Up in the sky, the clouds tumble and billow; under the sky, lakes and rivers surge and churn out a moving melody. Resting animals emerge from their dens, and all peoples who slumber are awakened by Me. The day all peoples have awaited finally has come! They offer up the most beautiful songs to Me!
At this beautiful moment, at this exciting time,
the heavens above and all under heaven now praise. Who would not be excited for this?
Who would not rejoice for this? Who would not weep on this occasion?
The sky is not the same sky, now it is the kingdom’s sky.
The earth is not the earth it was, but now is holy earth.
After a heavy rain has passed, the filthy old world is utterly transformed.
The mountains changing … the waters changing …
People too changing … all things changing …
Quiet mountains! Dance for Me!
Stagnant waters! Flow freely!
Slumbering men! Rise up in your pursuits!
I have come … And I reign …
All will see with their own eyes My face, all will hear with their own ears My voice,
Experience for themselves life in the kingdom …
So sweet … So beautiful …
Unforgettable … Unforgettable …
In the burning of My wrath, the great red dragon struggles;
In My majestic judgment, devils show their true forms;
At My stern words, all feel shame,
not daring to show their faces.
Recalling the past, how they mocked Me,
Always exposing themselves, always defying Me.
Today, who will not weep? Who feels no remorse?
The entire universe world is full of tears …
Full of the sounds of rejoicing … full of laughter …
Incomparable joy … Incomparable joy …
Light rain pattering … heavy snow fluttering down …
People mingling sorrow and joy … some laughing …
some sobbing … and some cheering …
As if people have forgotten … whether it is an overcast and rainy spring,
a summer of blooming flowers, an autumn of bountiful harvest,
a winter cold as ice and frost, no one knows …
In the sky the clouds drift, on the earth the seas boil.
The sons wave their arms … the people move their feet in dance …
The angels are at work … the angels are shepherding …
The people of earth bustle, life on earth multiplies.
Excerpted from The Word Appears in the Flesh
(I) The Kingdom Descends Upon the World
God’s kingdom has come on earth; God’s person is full and rich. Who can stand still and not rejoice? Who can stand still and not dance? O Zion, raise your banner of victory to celebrate for God. Sing your song of victory to spread His holy name over the world. Countless people praise God with joy, countless voices exalt His name, looking at His awesome deeds. Now His kingdom on earth has come.
All things on earth, make yourselves clean; come and make offerings to God. Stars, return to your nest in the sky, show God’s might in the heavens above. On earth voices rise up and sing, pouring out infinite love and boundless reverence to God. He attently listens to them. Countless people praise God with joy, countless voices exalt His name, looking at His awesome deeds. Now His kingdom on earth has come.
On that day all things are revived, God in person comes to the earth. Flowers burst out in joyful bloom, birds sing and all things rejoice. See the kingdom of Satan fall as the salute of God’s kingdom sounds, trampled down, never to rise again, drowned beneath the anthem of praise. Countless people praise God with joy, countless voices exalt His name, looking at His awesome deeds. Now His kingdom on earth has come.
Who on earth dare rise to resist? When God stands among men, He’s brought His wrath and all disasters to earth. The world has become God’s kingdom. Clouds roll and toss in the skies, lakes and streams stir up a merry tune. Resting animals leave their caves, and man is awakened from their dreams. Now that longed-for day has arrived and all honor God with their songs, the most beautiful songs of all time. Countless people praise God with joy, countless voices exalt His name, looking at His awesome deeds. Now His kingdom on earth has come.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs