Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.@Matthew 24:44
John B. Herbert

Lina H. Barton, in The Ban­ner of Vic­to­ry, by Alon­zo J. Ab­bey & Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), num­ber 17.

John B. Her­bert (🔊 pdf nwc).

Some day Christ will call us homeward
To His home, we know not where;
Some day we shall hear Him calling;
Some day we shall see Him there.


Some day, some day we shall answer to His call;
Some day, some day Christ will conquer over all.

Some day may come when we’re working
In the vineyard He has given,
Or it may be when we’re straying
In the fields we know forbidd’n.


Some day may be very near us,
Nearer to us than we think;
Even now we may be standing
On the silent river’s brink.