Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: John M. Har­ris, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Virgins with Lamps

When the Bride­groom com­eth for His own by and by,
Will your soul be rea­dy for that home on high,
Will your lamp be burn­ing and your robes be white,
Will you en­ter with Him thro’ the gates of light?


Are you rea­dy, for the great judg­ment day?
Are you rea­dy, with your sins washed away?
Should He come in the morn­ing,
Or at mid­night without warn­ing,
Are you rea­dy for the great judg­ment day?

When the Bride­groom com­eth and His voice you shall hear,
Will your heart be joy­ful or be filled with fear?
Will you glad­ly meet Him in the clouds so fair?
Or will sin and sor­row drive thee to des­pair?


When the Bride­groom com­eth then we all must ap­pear,
’Round His throne eter­nal and our sen­tence hear;
Will you hear His wel­come to eter­nal light,
Or, Depart, ye curs­èd, in­to end­less night?