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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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!