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65. Watching for the Bridegroom

1 Our Jesus says that he will come
To gather home his own,
And at the supper of the Lamb
We shall with him sit down.

Then we’ll watch for the Bridegroom,
Watch, watch, watch,
Then we’ll watch for the Bridegroom,
And with him enter in.

2 That this may be our happy lot,
Let us be on our guard,
Or else he’ll say, “I know you not,”
When once the door is barred. [Refrain]

3 The foolish ones, with lamps gone out,
Too late their oil would buy,
For, lo, at midnight comes the shout,
Behold! the Bridegroom’s nigh. [Refrain]

4 Oh, when we hear the Bridegroom’s cry,
At morning or at night,
May all our hopes on Christ rely,
And all our lamps be bright. [Refrain]

5 And when we join the blood-washed throng,
And sing the song divine,
This strain shall burst from every tongue,
The glory, Lord, be thine. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Our Jesus says that he will come
Title: Watching for the Bridegroom
Author: James Nicholson
Refrain First Line: Then we’ll watch for the Bridegroom
Publication Date: 1888
Tune Information
Name: [Our Jesus says that he will come]
Composer: Jno. R. Sweney


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