One moment, the darkness of midnight,
The next, the light of God’s day;
One moment, we’re waiting for Jesus,
The next, He has caught us away.
One moment—then let us be faithful,
Awaiting His call to the air;
Who watch for and love His appearing,
A crown of rejoicing shall wear.
One moment, the burden of sorrow,
The next, made free from all care;
One moment, we suffer with Jesus,
The next, His glory to share.
One moment, just pilgrims and strangers,
The next, to sit on a throne;
Cast out by the world, but in Heaven
Our name our Redeemer will own.
One moment, at work in His vineyard,
The next, He calls us to rest;
One moment, rejecting earth’s treasures,
The next, He will give us His best.