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560. We Know Not the Hour

1 We know not the hour of the Master’s appearing,
Yet signs all foretell that the moment is nearing
When He shall return—’tis a promise most cheering—
But we know not the hour.

Refrain:
He will come, let us watch and be ready;
He will come, hallelujah! hallelujah!
He will come in the clouds of His Father’s bright glory—
But we know not the hour.

2 There’s light for the wise who are seeking salvation,
There’s truth in the Book of divine revelation—
Each prophecy points to the great consummation—
But we know not the hour. [Refrain]

3 We’ll watch and we’ll pray, with our lamps trimmed and burning,
We’ll work and we’ll wait till the Master’s returning,
We’ll sing and rejoice, every omen discerning—
But we know not the hour. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We know not the hour of the Master's appearing
Title: We Know Not the Hour
Author: F. E. B. (1886)
Meter: 12.12.12.6.10.10.12.6
Scripture: Matthew 24:42
Topic: Watchfulness
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/We_Know_Not_the_Hour); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (77); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (200)
Refrain First Line: He will come, let us watch and be ready
Tune Information
Name: [We know not the hour of the Master's appearing]
Composer: Franklin E. Belden (1886)
Meter: 12.12.12.6.10.10.12.6
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/We_Know_Not_the_Hour); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (77); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (200)



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