1 “At an hour that ye think not” the Master will come,
An account from His own He’ll demand,
For the time and the talents committed to you,
He that day will require at your hand.
The Master is coming, beware ye!
The Master is coming, prepare ye!
Keep your lamps trimmed and burning to greet His returning,
“At an hour that ye think not” He’s coming.
2 “At an hour that ye think not” the Judge will descend,
And the trump of the archangel sound;
he has given us warning and bids us to watch,
And each one at his post to be found. [Chorus]
3 “At an hour that ye think not” the Bridegroom will call
For the church, His beloved, His bride;
The redeemed who in white wedding garments are dressed,
For the faithful the true and the tried. [Chorus]
4 “At an hour that ye think not,” what joy it will be,
When the King comes to bring back His own,
If He looks with approval upon you and me,
And we hear His applaud-it “well done.” [Chorus]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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Display Title: At An Hour That Ye Think NotFirst Line: "At an hour that ye think not"Tune Title: [At an hour that ye think not]Author: Lelia Naylor MorrisSource: Light and Life Songs No. 2 by William B. Olmstead and Thoro Harris (Chicago: W. B. Rose, Agent, 1914)