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507. Behold, He Cometh

1. Awake, ye that slumber,
Awake from your sleep,
With lamps trimmed and burning,
A watch you must keep,
You know not how quickly,
The cry you may hear,
Go forth to meet the Bridegroom,
For lo, He is near.

Refrain
Behold, He cometh,
The blessèd Bridegroom cometh,
Then go ye forth to meet Him,
A glad and grateful throng.
Behold, He cometh,
The blessèd Bridegroom cometh,
Then go ye forth to meet Him,
With a happy, happy song.

2. Awake, ye that slumber,
His welcome prepare.
Awake and be ready,
His banquet to share.
The hour is approaching,
No time for repose,
The open door of mercy,
Forever may close. [Refrain]

3. Awake, ye that slumber,
No longer despise
The warning that bids you
Be watchful and wise.
The Bridegroom may tarry,
But true to His word,
Your blessèd call to meet Him
Will surely be heard. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Awake, ye that slumber
Title: Behold, He Cometh
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby, 1820-1915
Refrain First Line: Behold, He cometh
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Awake, ye that slumber]
Composer: Bentley DeForest Ackley (1920)
Incipit: 53721 53544 33345
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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(Cyber Hymnal)
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