1. If our Lord should come tonight,
With the bright angelic host,
Would He find us in His vineyard,
Every servant at his post?
Thro’ the precious cleansing blood,
Are our garments clean and white?
Are we dwelling in the light,
Should our Lord appear tonight?
Are we watching, are we waiting
In the raiment pure and white?
Should we joy at His appearing
If our Lord should come tonight?
2. If our Lord should come tonight,
Come as King and Judge of all,
Are there any here assembled
Who would tremble at His call?
Is there one, oh, is there one
Far from Jesus and the light,
Unrepentant, lost, undone,
If the Judge should come tonight? [Refrain]
3. Christ as king and judge will come,
’Tis recorded in His book;
He will bid us stand before Him,
Not a soul will He o’erlook!
Are we ready, every one?
Are we in the raiment white,
If the Judge of all mankind
Should appear this very night? [Refrain]
Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915
Born: April 18, 1823, Pompey Hollow, Onondaga County, New York.
Died: 1915, Binghamton, New York.
Buried: Oran Community Church Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York.
Daughter of Eleazer Rice, Jones lived in Onondaga County, New York. Her girlhood was spent on a farm, receiving what education the country schools and one term at high school could provide. She was always fond of reading, and was a great singer, with a clear ringing voice. On July 7, 1844, she married a son of Rev. Zenas Jones; her husband died in 1879. Her song writing career began when her poetry came to the attention of Dr. M. J. Mun… Go to person page >
Display Title: If Christ Should Come TonightFirst Line: If our Lord should come tonightTune Title: [If our Lord should come tonight]Author: Harriet E. JonesSource: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, by John R. Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897)