Scripture Verse

Before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world...Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:34,41


Words: Will­iam C. Muf­fitt, in Ce­les­ti­al Songs, ed­it­ed by B. B. Funk (Ath­ens, Mi­chi­gan: B. B. Funk, 1890), num­ber 24, alt.

Music: Ma­roon Bells B. B. Funk (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Funk’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

William C. Muffitt


O, the time is fast approaching,
When the judgment day shall come,
When we’ll hear the trumpet sounding;
Will we hear Him say, Come home?


The judgment day is drawing near,
And are we saved from all our sin?
O, will we hear the Master say,
Come, ye blessèd, enter in?

There shall be before Him gathered,
Every soul from every land;
Will you be among the righteous,
Or with those at His left hand?


O! how sad ’twill be, my brother,
For you at the judgment day,
When He says, Ye blessèd, enter,
But then you are turned away.


We shall all meet at the judgment;
All hearts must be free from sin,
Or He’ll say, Depart, ye cursèd,
And they cannot enter in.