594. When the Bridegroom Comes

1 Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call,
“Be ready when the Bridegroom comes”;
For the solemn change is awaiting all,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain:
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Will your lamp be burning at the Lord’s returning?
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

2 Like the virgins wise fill your lamps with oil,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Let not sin your faithful efforts foil,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

3 Then avail yourself of a full supply,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Never idle sit till your lamp burns dry,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

4 Then awake, dear soul, you’re in sin’s dark night,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Let your lamp burn bright with a clear, good light,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

5 Do not sleep, poor soul, till your lamp goes out—
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes—
Till the Lord returns with a mighty shout,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call
Title: When the Bridegroom Comes
Author: B. E. W. (1911)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
Scripture: Matthew 25:13
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Bridegroom_Comes); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (402); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (55)
Refrain First Line: Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Tune Information
Name: [Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Bridegroom_Comes); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (402); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (55)



Media
Sibelius score: When_the_Bridegroom_Comes.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Bridegroom_Comes)
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