Scripture Verse

All the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out. Matthew 25:7


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gos­pel Mu­sic, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1876), num­ber 32.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)


When Je­sus comes to re­ward His ser­vants,
Whether it be noon or night,
Faithful to Him will He find us watch­ing,
With our lamps all trimmed and bright?


O can we say we are rea­dy, bro­ther?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?
Say, will He find you and me still watch­ing,
Waiting, wait­ing when the Lord shall come?

If, at the dawn of the ear­ly morn­ing,
He shall call us one by one,
When to the Lord we re­store our ta­lents,
Will He an­swer thee—Well done?


Have we been true to the trust He left us?
Do we seek to do our best?
If in our hearts there is naught con­demns us,
We shall have a glo­ri­ous rest.


Blessèd are those whom the Lord finds watch­ing,
In His glo­ry they shall share;
If He shall come at the dawn or mid­night,
Will He find us watch­ing there?