Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42
Words: John McPherson, in Jewels of Praise for Religious Assemblies (Boston, Massachusetts: J. M. Russell, 1881).
If you know where to get a good photo of McPherson or Kinsey (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.