Scripture Verse

The coming of the Lord draws nigh. James 5:8

Introduction

Words: Will­iam H. Gard­ner, in High­est Praise, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Og­den (New York: Big­low & Main, 1895), page 90.

Music: Will­iam A. Og­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William A. Ogden
1841–1897

Lyrics

There’s a day of judgment coming,
And to meet it we should try,
So we all must then be ready
When the King draws nigh.

Refrain

Shall we all be ready
When the King draws nigh?
When the King draws nigh,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When He bursts upon our sight?
Shall we all be ready
When the King draws nigh?

If your heart is weak and sinful,
To deny it do not try,
For each soul is weighed in judgment
When the King draws nigh.

Refrain

If you long for joy forever,
And a dwelling place on high,
Then be ready, O my brother,
When the King draws nigh.

Refrain