It was the middle of the night when the cry rang out, Matthew 25:6
The bridegroom is here! Go out to meet him!
If you know Barnhart’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
At midnight I hear the call ringing,
The Bridegroom is coming this way,
And joy to the watcher is bringing:
For Him are you ready today?
Be ready today, He’s coming this way;
Be ready, be ready today;
Be ready today, oh, work, watch and pray;
Be ready, be ready today.
Our Father the feast is preparing,
The guests are all gathering near;
If you that great feast would be sharing,
Be ready the summons to hear.
Oh, brother, arouse from your dreaming,
Your lamp light is burning so low;
His light o’er the pathway is streaming:
Arise and be ready to go.
For all those who love His appearing,
A crown of rejoicing shall be;
Each day the bright prospect is nearing:
He soon will be calling for thee.