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The Gathering of the Saints

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1 Are you ready for the Bridegroom?
He may come this very night.
Are your lamps all trimmed and burning,
Are your garments pure and white?
There will be no time for trading
When the Church shall take her flight
Her Lord and King to meet.

O, the blessed time of greeting,
O, the blessed time of meeting;
O, the blessed time of greeting,
When we our Lord shall meet.

2 For the Lord Himself shall then descend
From Heaven with a shout;
When He comes in all His glory
Satan’s hosts He’ll put to to rout!
Then the Bride shall go to meet Him,
Sinners then no more shall doubt;
That Christ is Lord and King. [Refrain]

3 Every eye shall then behold Him,
Every knee before Him bow;
Every tongue shall then confess Him:
Brethren, we exhort you now;
Let the ransomed mount on joyful wings
And trumpets loudly blow,
All hail the King of kings. [Refrain]

4 Come, Lord Jesus, O come quickly,
Come and set Thy people free;
Come in glory, might and power,
Come, we look and long for Thee;
Come, for all things now are ready,
Usher in the jubilee,
When we our King shall see. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15229

Author: P. P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: W. Ferris Britcher, Irene Durfee; C. Ferris Holden, P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you ready for the Bridegroom, He may come this very night
Title: The Gathering of the Saints
Author: P. P. Bilhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the blessed time of greeting
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15229
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