Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.@Matthew 24:42

John McPherson, in Jewels of Praise for Religious Assemblies (Boston, Massachusetts: J. M. Russell, 1881).

Huatulco John F. Kinsey, Pearls and Diamonds for the Sunday School, (Lafayette, Indiana: Echo Music, 1892), number 36 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I know not how soon God will call me,
To leave all these scenes here below;
Here trials and troubles befall me,
I care not how soon I may go.


I’m glad that I know not the coming
Of Jesus, my Master, my joy;
But soon He will take me from roaming,
To rest where no fears can annoy.

Tonight the death angel may whisper
The summons for me to come home;
And leave here a brother or sister,
My sudden departure to mourn.


I know not how soon I’ll be singing
Sweet songs with the ransomed up there;
For ever the anthems are ringing,
O’er Heaven’s dear landscape so fair.