Scripture Verse

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33


Words: E. May Grimes Craw­ford, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain, new & en­larged ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, cir­ca 1902), num­ber 410.

Music: Yo­sem­ite anon­y­mous, from the S.A.G.M. [South Af­ri­can Gen­er­al Mis­sion] Leaf­lets (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Craw­ford (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


In the Advent light, O Savior,
I am living day by day;
Waiting, working, watching ever,
Knowing Thou art on Thy way.

Separated unto Jesus,
Loosed from all the world beside;
Blinded by the Advent glory,
Hour by hour would I abide.

So from glory unto glory,
Gladdened by the Advent ray;
All the path is growing brighter,
Shining unto perfect day.

In the Advent light to witness
To a dark and dying world;
This the holy ordination—
May His banner be unfurled.

In the Advent light rejoicing!
Songs of praise along the road
Seem to make the journey shorter,
Mounting upward to our God!

He is coming! He is coming!
Pass the heavenly watchword on!
Go ye forth to meet the Bridegroom
Hail! to God’s anointed Son!

See the Advent glory breaking!
Faith will soon be lost in sight;
Face to face I shall behold Him—
Bathed in His eternal light!