Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

594. When the Bridegroom Comes

1 Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call,
“Be ready when the Bridegroom comes”;
For the solemn change is awaiting all,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain:
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Will your lamp be burning at the Lord’s returning?
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

2 Like the virgins wise fill your lamps with oil,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Let not sin your faithful efforts foil,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

3 Then avail yourself of a full supply,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Never idle sit till your lamp burns dry,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

4 Then awake, dear soul, you’re in sin’s dark night,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Let your lamp burn bright with a clear, good light,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

5 Do not sleep, poor soul, till your lamp goes out—
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes—
Till the Lord returns with a mighty shout,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call
Title: When the Bridegroom Comes
Author: B. E. W. (1911)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
Scripture: Matthew 25:13
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Bridegroom_Comes); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (402); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (55)
Refrain First Line: Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Tune Information
Name: [Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/When_the_Bridegroom_Comes); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (402); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (55)



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




Advertisements