Coming as a Thief in the Night

If Jesus should come would your soul be prepared

Author: G. T. Haywood
Tune: [If Jesus should come would your soul be prepared?]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If Jesus should come would your soul be prepared?
He’s coming as a thief in the night;
What answer would render your life to be spared?
He’s coming as a thief in the night.

Chorus:
O soul, awake! soon the Lord will come,
And none can stand in His sight,
But those who are washed in the blood of the Lamb,
When He comes as a thief in the night.

2 The world is so blinded they will not believe,
He’s coming as a thief in the night;
O let not vain pleasure your poor heart deceive;
He’s coming as a thief in the night. [Chorus]

3 We’re told when “peace, peace” shall be heard in the air,
He’s coming as a thief in the night;
Be watchful, or soon will come gloom and despair;
He’s coming as a thief in the night. [Chorus]

4 The earthquakes are telling His coming is nigh,
He’s coming as a thief in the night;
The storms and the lightning speak loud from the sky,
He’s coming as a thief in the night. [Chorus]

5 The heaven above with its wonders declare,
He’s coming as a thief in the night;
The wild raging waves cry aloud in the air,
He’s coming as a thief in the night. [Chorus]


Source: Pentecostal Jewels #18

Author: G. T. Haywood

Garfield Thomas Haywood (July 15, 1880 – April 12, 1931) was an African-American pastor and song writer who served as Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World from 1925 to 1931. Haywood was born to Bennett and Pennyann Haywood in Greencastle,Indiana, in 1880 and moved to Haughville, a neighborhood in Indianapolis, at the age of three. As a child, he attended School 52 and then Shortridge High School. Haywood was employed by the Indianapolis Freeman and Indianapolis Recorder news papers as a cartoonist. In 1909, Haywood founded Christ Temple church. Haywood's influence crossed ethnic boundaries; by 1913, Christ Temple had a bi-racial membership of 400 to 500 and later grew to 1500. Around 1915, Haywood received a c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If Jesus should come would your soul be prepared
Title: Coming as a Thief in the Night
Author: G. T. Haywood
Refrain First Line: O soul, awake, soon the Lord shall come
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Apostolic Songs #d47

Banner of Love Songs #d75

Carols of Truth #d73

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Pentecostal Jewels #18

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Songs of Redemption #86

Songs of the Coming King #d43

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