Scripture Verse

Behold, the bridegroom cometh. Matthew 25:6

Introduction

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Ralph E. Hudson
(1843–1901)

Words & Mu­sic: Ralph E. Hud­son, in Beu­lah Songs, by W. Mc­Donald (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion for the Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Hud­son, would you ?

Lyrics

Are you ready for the Bridegroom
When He comes, when He comes?
Are you ready for the Bridegroom
When He comes, when He comes?
Behold! He cometh! Behold! He cometh!
Be robed and ready,
For the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain

Behold the Bridegroom,
For He comes, for He comes!
Behold the Bridegroom,
For He comes, for He comes!
Behold! He cometh!
Behold! He cometh!
Be robed and ready,
For the Bridegroom comes.

Have your lamps trimmed and burning
When He comes, when He comes;
Have your lamps trimmed and burning
When He comes, when He comes;
He quickly cometh! He quickly cometh!
O soul, be ready
When the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain

We will all go out and meet Him
When He comes, when He comes;
We will all go out to meet Him
When he comes, when He comes;
He surely cometh! He surely cometh!
We’ll go to meet Him
When the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain

We will chant alleluias
When He comes, when He comes;
We will chant alleluias
When He comes, when He comes;
Lo! now He cometh! lo! now He cometh!
Sing alleluia!
For the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain