Scripture Verse

The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:2

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn, Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), num­ber 93 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

Lyrics

Are you waiting, are you ready
For the coming Lord?
Are you living as He bids you
In His holy word?
Are you walking in the light?
Is your hope of Heaven bright?
Could you welcome Him tonight,
Should He come?

Refrain

Should He come, should He come?
Could you gladly welcome Him, should He come?
Should He come, should He come?
Could you welcome Him tonight, should He come?

Are you watching, are you waiting
For the coming Lord?
Have you gathered in the lost ones
From the downward road?
Will you lay at Jesus’ feet
Withered leaves or sheaves of wheat?
When you shall the Master meet,
Should He come?

Refrain

Have you wakened, have you risen
From your slumbering sleep?
Is your lamp all brightly burning,
Do you vigil keep?
Are your garments washed from sin,
Are you cleansed and pure within?
Are you ready for the King,
Should He come?

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