Scripture Verse

Prepare to meet thy God. Amos 4:12

Introduction

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Judson W. Van DeVenter
(1855–1939)

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, in The Re­vi­val No. 3, ed­it­ed by Charles D. Till­man (At­lan­ta, Georg­ia: Char­lie Till­man Song Book Com­pa­ny, 1899), num­ber 91.

Music: Win­field S. Weed­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have a bet­ter pho­to of Van De­Ven­ter or Wee­den, would you ?

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Winfield S. Weeden
(1847–1908)

Lyrics

I see the days glide down the west,
The seasons come and go;
The dear ones laid away to rest
Beneath the winter snow.
I hear, while standing near their bed,
So lonely, cold and drear,
A voice resounding from the dead,
Eternity is near, eternity is near.

I leave this sad and lonely place,
But leave it all in vain,
For when I see the furrowed face
I hear the voice again
Re-echo from beneath the sod,
Why waste your moments here?
Prepare, prepare to meet thy God!
Eternity is near, eternity is near.

I see the fairest flowers fade,
The rosy cheeks grow pale;
The awful wreck disease has made,
The strongest mortals fail.
They also speak to me of death
In language strong and clear;
Thy life is going with each breath,
Eternity is near, eternity is near.