Scripture Verse

The Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect. Luke 12:40


W. Warren Bentley (1845–1926)

Words: Er­nest G. W. Wes­ley, in the Church and Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1902), num­ber 532.

Music: Bur­na­by W. War­ren Bentl­ey, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ernest G. W. Wesley (1847–1929)


Christ the Lord com­eth? per­chance at the dawn,
Where earth awak­eth to wel­come the morn;
Hath He not told us the hour draw­eth near;
Watching and rea­dy, His sum­mons to hear?


Jesus is com­ing! we know not how soon,
Coming at mid­night, at morn­ing or noon;
Evening may bring Him to bear us away;
For Him I’m watch­ing and wait­ing each day.

Christ the Lord com­eth? earth’s ev­en­ing may bring
Back to His vine­yard our Sav­ior and king;
Death shall be con­quered and sin ov­er­thrown
When He re­turn­eth to ga­ther His own.


Christ the Lord com­eth? man know­eth not when,
But when ye think not He com­eth again;
To all found watch­ing He bring­eth no fear,
Never a sha­dow, a part­ing, a tear.