The night is far spent, the day is at hand.@Romans 13:12
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Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Horatius Bonar, in Song Sermons, edited by Philip Phillips (New York: International Music and Publishing Agency, 1877), number 34.

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Philip Phillips (1834-1895)

Pray, brethren, pray,
The sands are falling,
Pray, brethren, pray,
God’s voice is calling.
Yon turret strikes the dying chime;
We kneel upon the edge of time.

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Eternity is drawing nigh,
Eternity, eternity,
Eternity is drawing nigh.

Praise, brethren, praise,
The skies are rending;
Praise, brethren, praise,
The fight is ending,
Behold! the glory draweth near,
The King Himself will soon appear.

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Watch, brethren, watch,
The day is dying;
Watch, brethren, watch,
The time is flying.
Watch as men watch the parting breath,
Watch as men watch for life or death.

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Look, brethren, look,
The day is breaking;
Look, brethren, look,
The dead are waking.
With girded loins already stand—
Behold! the Bridegroom is at hand.

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