At midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.@Matthew 25:6

E. F. Miller, in Shout of Victory, 19th Century (🔊 pdf nwc). For another arrangement, see Trim Your Lamps!

Rejoice, ye saints, the time draws near,
When Christ will in the clouds appear,
And for His children call,
And for His children call.

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Trim your lamps and be ready,
Trim your lamps and be ready,
Trim your lamps and be ready,
For the midnight call.

The trumpet sounds, the thunders roll,
The heavens passing as a scroll,
The earth will burn with fire,
The earth will burn with fire.

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Poor sinners then on earth will cry,
While lightning flashes from the sky,
O mountains, on us fall,
O mountains, on us fall.

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Come, all be ready; let us try
To warn the sinner and to cry,
Behold the Bridegroom comes,
Behold the Bridegroom comes.

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