One moment, the darkness of midnight

One moment, the darkness of midnight

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [One moment, the darkness of midnight]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 One moment, the darkness of midnight,
The next, the light of God’s day;
One moment, we’re waiting for Jesus,
The next, He has caught us away.

One moment—then let us be faithful,
Awaiting His call to the air;
“Who watch for and love His appearing,
A crown of rejoicing shall wear.”

2 One moment, the burden of sorrow,
The next, made free from all care;
One moment, we suffer with Jesus,
The next, His glory to share. [Refrain]

3 One moment, just pilgrims and strangers,
The next, to sit on a throne;
Cast out by the world, but in heaven
Our name our Redeemer will own. [Refrain]

4 One moment, at work in His vineyard,
The next, He calls us to rest;
One moment, rejecting earth’s treasures,
The next, He will give us His best. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #70

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One moment, the darkness of midnight
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: One moment, then let us be faithful
Copyright: Public Domain



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