Scripture Verse

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. Matthew 24:29


Words: Charles W. Ray, The Re­viv­al Help­er (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brai­nard’s Sons, 1893), pag­es 56–57.

Music: San Ni­co­lás Charles W. Ray, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ray (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When the stars with trem­bling awe shall flee away,
And a shrink­ing world shall shake from pole to pole;
Blest Re­deem­er, let me hear Thee sweet­ly say,
Thou shalt find in Me a re­fuge for thy soul.


When Thou com­est in Thy glo­ry, bless­èd Lord,
And the an­gels in their beau­ty I shall see;
When the faith­ful shall re­ceive their blest re­ward,
Blessèd Sav­ior, in Thy love re­mem­ber me.

When Thy voice di­vine shall wake the slum­b’ring dead,
And the trum­pet shall thro’ all the world re­sound;
When the wick­ed shall be quak­ing in their dread,
In the shel­ter of Thy love let me be found.


When the ran­somed that bright morn­ing shall arise,
And the an­gels join their song of ju­bi­lee;
With a shout ex­ult­ant thro’ the part­ing skies,
Let me come to be for­ev­er­more with Thee.