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The bridegroom cometh

Let your lamps be trimmed and burning

Author: C. L. Shacklock
Tune: [Let your lamps be trimmed and burning]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Let your lamps be trimmed and burning,
Lest your feet may go astray!
If you are the Lord’s disciple,
Unto sinners show the way!

We’ll go out with joy to meet Him,
We’ll go out with joy to meet Him,
At the midnight hour;
If our lamps are trimmed and burning,
When He cometh, when He cometh,
At the midnight hour!

2. Let your lamps be trimmed and burning,
Let there be of oil no lack!
Be not like the foolish virgins,
From the entrance driven back! [Refrain]

3. Let your lamps be trimmed and burning,
Burning for eternity!
Ready for the Lord’s appearing,
Whensoever it may be! [Refrain]

4. Let your lamps be trimmed and burning,
For the midnight draweth near!
When the Bridegroom quickly cometh,
And we all His voice shall hear! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4037

Author: C. L. Shacklock

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Text Information

First Line: Let your lamps be trimmed and burning
Title: The bridegroom cometh
Author: C. L. Shacklock
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4037
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The Cyber Hymnal #4037

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