Scripture Verse

Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of Heaven, but My Father only. Matthew 24:36

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Gos­pel Prais­es, by Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

There’s an hour which no man knoweth,
Nor the angels round the throne,
When the Lord shall come
In glory from the sky;
All the saints shall rise to meet Him,
For He calleth for His own;
They shall hear the trumpet
Sounding by and by.

Refrain

Are you ready? ready?
Looking for the King?
Ready, while you labor, watch and pray?
Are you ready? ready?
Looking for the King?
Ready for the happy crowning day?

What a blessèd transformation,
In the twinkling of an eye,
When the mortal shall
Immortal life put on!
Those who love Him shall be like Him,
When He cometh from on high,
At the noontide, at the midnight,
Or at dawn.

Refrain

Though our sins have been as scarlet,
Let us seek the streams that flow
From the cross that rose
On Calv’ry’s rugged height;
He is able still to keep us,
And present us white as snow,
When He comes again,
As clouds of dazzling light.

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