2751. If Christ Should Come Tonight

1. If our Lord should come tonight,
With the bright angelic host,
Would He find us in His vineyard,
Every servant at his post?
Thro’ the precious cleansing blood,
Are our garments clean and white?
Are we dwelling in the light,
Should our Lord appear tonight?

Refrain
Are we watching, are we waiting
In the raiment pure and white?
Should we joy at His appearing
If our Lord should come tonight?

2. If our Lord should come tonight,
Come as King and Judge of all,
Are there any here assembled
Who would tremble at His call?
Is there one, oh, is there one
Far from Jesus and the light,
Unrepentant, lost, undone,
If the Judge should come tonight? [Refrain]

3. Christ as king and judge will come,
’Tis recorded in His book;
He will bid us stand before Him,
Not a soul will He o’erlook!
Are we ready, every one?
Are we in the raiment white,
If the Judge of all mankind
Should appear this very night? [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: If our Lord should come tonight
Title: If Christ Should Come Tonight
Author: Harriet E. Jones (1897)
Refrain First Line: Are we watching, are we waiting
Language: English
Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, by John R. Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [If our Lord should come tonight]
Composer: J. Howard Entwisle
Incipit: 51344 31355 66535
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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