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The wedding garment

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1. Brother to a feast invited,
At the marriage of the King,
Have you on the wedding garment,
The credential you must bring?

Brother, have you on the wedding garment?
The bride is getting ready, the time draws near.
Are you robed and ready for the Bridegroom,
Should he suddenly appear?

2. If you then would stand acquitted,
For his coming now prepare;
Seek the righteousness of Jesus,
As the garment you must wear. [Chorus]

3. He shall be without excuse then,
Whom the Bridegroom there shall see
Having not the wedding garment,
Surely "speechless" shall he be. [Chorus]

4. Let us then be robed and ready,
With our lamps all burning bright,
Thus to enter with the Bridegroom
To the marriage with delight. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #127

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: Brother to a feast invited
Title: The wedding garment
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Brother, have you on the wedding garment
Copyright: Public Domain


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Carols of Hope #127

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