Scripture Verse

Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matthew 25:6


Words: G. M. Bills, 1899.

Music: Mat­thew L. Mc­Phail (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bills’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Matthew L. McPhail


When the Bridegroom calleth from the skies—
For His jewels white and fair;
At the blissful crowning of the wise,
Who will be invited there?


All the wise will be invited,
When He calleth to the crowning;
All the wise will be invited,
To the feast of the Lamb.

When the Bridegroom calleth for His bride,
And the pure His palace throng;
There while countless ages sweetly glide,
She will sing redemption’s song.


When the Bridegroom calleth from their toil,
All who hold His name most dear;
Who with care have filled their lamps with oil,
And await His coming near.


When the Bridegroom calleth from repose,
Those who rest from holy strife;
When rewards for service He bestows,
Who will wear a crown of life?


When the Bridegroom sounds the final call,
And the scroll shall be unrolled,
When the victors cross the jasper sea,
Who will tread the streets of gold?