Scripture Verse

…for the Son of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Luke 12:40


Words: Syl­via Lee, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Len­oir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 45.

Music: J. R. Laugh­er­ty (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Laugh­er­ty’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Lee (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Oh! a wondrous time is coming unto you,
And the day nor hour no mortal knows;
Be prepared, accept and trust the Savior true,
Death and judgment meet with calm repose!


Be prepared, oh! why delay,
When a moment may decide your fate?
Be prepared for Christ today,
Lest it shall forever be too late!

Jesus, for each trusting soul, escape provides
Thro’ His mercy and unchanging love,
And from death and night the wanderer safely guides
To the shelter of the home above.


Look to Christ, believing, and His name confess,
That He may salvation freely give;
Be prepared, redeemed from all unrighteousness,
And forever in His presence live!