Scripture Verse

Keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42


Words: Am­er­i­cus W. Con­ner, in The Gos­pel Call, ed­it­ed by James V. Coombs and Will­iam Hack­le­man (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Chris­tian Pub­lish­ing, 1895), num­ber 133. De­di­cat­ed To J. V. Up­dike, Ev­an­gel­ist (prob­ab­ly Ja­cob Van Up­dike, Jr., 1850–1907).

Music: Will­iam E. M. Hack­le­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Con­ner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

William E. M. Hackleman


Oh sinner, arouse thee!
The day is drawing nigh;
When Jesus is coming,
With power from on high.


Arouse thee! arouse thee!
Oh sinner, awake!
Arouse thee! arouse thee!
And all thy sins forsake!

If Jesus were coming
In all His power tonight,
Then thou couldst not meet Him,
Thy heart would not be right.


Oh how canst thou spurn Him,
Who died upon the tree,
To purchase salvation
So freely offered thee.


Thy friends now entreat thee,
To come, accept His love,
O join with thy loved ones,
In praise to Him above.


He only commands thee,
To hear, believe, repent,
Confess and obey Him;
Then feel thy heart’s content.


Prepare for His coming,
The way is offered thee;
Obey His commandments,
And happy thou shalt be.