Author: Miss Mariana B. Slade Hymnal: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #92 (1883) Hymnal Title: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal First Line: When the cry shall be made at the midnight Refrain First Line: We will watch Lyrics: 1 When the cry shall be made at the midnight,
"Go ye out, for the Bridegroom is near!"
Will you rise, with your lamps trimmed and burning?
Will you joyfully bid him draw near?
We will watch, we will watch,
Till the Bridegroom shall come in his power;
Jesus saith, we must watch,
For we know not the day nor the hour.
2 Till he comes, now he bids us be ready;
Can you say to the Bridegroom, I am?
Will you enter the door that is open,
To the dear marriage feast of the Lamb? [Refrain]
3 O how sad if our oil is all wasted,
Though we hasten our lamps to renew;
If we find that the Bridegroom has entered,
Left without, then, O what shall we do? [Refrain]
4 O when rises the glorious summons,
"Meet the Bridegroom and join in the song!"
May we all, with our lamps brightly burning,
Enter in with the worshipping throng. [Refrain] Scripture: Matthew 25:6 Tune Title: [When the cry shall be made at the midnight]