Scripture Verse

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13

Introduction

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Frederick A. Graves
(1856–1927)

Words & Mu­sic: Ar­ranged by L. E. Lar­sen & Fred­er­ick A. Graves, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

What, my friend, do you say
To the Savior this day?
Are you ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky?
For the kingdom of Heav’n
Is like virgins three and sev’n,
Going forth to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky.

Refrain

Are you ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky?
Are you ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky?
The day is near when He’ll appear;
O be ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky.

There are sheep gone astray,
They have left the narrow way,
They’re not ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky!
For their love growing cold,
They are far from the fold,
And not ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky.

Refrain

But I fear there will be
Many living thoughtlessly,
Going forth to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky;
And their lamps will not burn,
So for oil they’ll return,
And the Bridegroom
Jesus cometh in the sky.

Refrain

Then let all of us learn
To fill lamps so they burn,
And be ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky;
Not be like foolish ones,
No oil when He comes,
But be ready to meet
The Bridegroom in the sky.

Refrain