Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Wes­ley, would you ?

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Ernest G. W. Wesley
1847–1929

Lyrics

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?

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain