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

John M. Harris, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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?

Refrain

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?

Refrain

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?

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