7138. When the Bridegroom Comes (Latta)

1. Will our lamps be filled and ready,
When the Bridegroom comes?
And our lights be clear and steady,
When the Bridegroom comes?
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes?

Refrain
O be ready! O be ready!
O be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
O be ready! O be ready!
O be ready when the Bridegroom comes!

2. Shall we hear a welcome sounding,
When the Bridegroom comes?
And a shout of joy resounding,
When the Bridegroom comes?
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes? [Refrain]

3. Don’t delay our preparation
Till the Bridegroom comes,
Lest there be a separation,
When the Bridegroom comes.
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes? [Refrain]

4. It may be a time of sorrow,
When the Bridegroom comes;
If our oil we hope to borrow,
When the Bridegroom comes.
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes? [Refrain]

5. Oh, there’ll be a glorious meeting,
When the Bridegroom comes;
And a hallelujah greeting,
When the Bridegroom comes.
In the night, that joyful night,
With our lamps all burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Will our lamps be filled and ready
Title: When the Bridegroom Comes (Latta)
Author: Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915
Refrain First Line: O be ready! O be ready!
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Will our lamps be filled and ready]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Incipit: 12333 33213 55123
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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