The Lord Is Coming

Are you ready, waiting for the Lord?

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [Are you ready, waiting for the Lord?]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Are you ready, waiting for the Lord?
See, the signs proclaim Him near,
In the awful thunders of His word,
Now His coming steps we hear.

Thou art coming, O my Savior,
Who can stand Thy flaming light?
Now the burning of Thy Spirit
Sweeps away the words of night;
Quickly coming in Thy glory,
With Thy bright, angelic train,
We shall see Thee in Thy beauty,
And forever with Thee reign.

2 Now are many running to and fro,
Spreading holiness around,
And the evening light begins to glow—
Soon we’ll hear the trumpet’s sound. [Refrain]

3 Hark! the solemn warning unto all,
Judgment’s coming, oh, how soon;
Flee, O man, at Mercy’s final call,
Heaven trembles at your doom. [Refrain]

4 As the lightning flashes east to west,
Comes the Lord in flaming fire;
Oh, what glory thrills each holy breast!
Sinners melt beneath His ire. [Refrain]

5 Christ is coming, oh, the heav’nly sight!
Our Beloved can’t delay,
For His bride is robed in snowy white,
Ready for that glorious day. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #13

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you ready, waiting for the Lord?
Title: The Lord Is Coming
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: Thou art coming, O my Savior



Timeless Truths #13


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