9087. The Voice Of The Bridegroom

1 The night was dark, and all was still,
Ten virgins slumbered on,
When suddenly each heart was thrilled
To hear the startling song.

Refrain:
Hark! ’tis the voice of the Bridegroom,
Calling His loved ones away;
Be ready with your lamps brightly burning,
To welcome the Master on that day.

2 Those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps,
For they had waited long
In hope to see their absent Lord,
And greet Him with their song. [Refrain]

3 Five of them stood in sore dismay,
For out their lamps had gone;
They tried in vain, it was too late
To join the bridal throng. [Refrain]

4 "Give of your oil," the foolish cried,
"That we our lamps may trim;
’Tis dark, the way we cannot see,
We have no light within." [Refrain]

5 There’s not enough for us and you,
The others did reply;
But go at once to those who sell;
Make haste of them to buy. [Refrain]

6 And while with empty lamps they went
For oil at yonder store,
The Bridegroom came, and took the wise
And shut salvation’s door. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The night was dark, and all was still
Title: The Voice Of The Bridegroom
Author: H. V. Skipper
Refrain First Line: Hark! ’tis the voice of the Bridegroom
Language: English
Source: The Golden Sheaf (Boston: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1902)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [The night was dark, and all was still]
Composer: George Washington Sederquist
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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