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When the Bridegroom Comes

Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call

Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Tune: [Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call,
“Be ready when the Bridegroom comes”;
For the solemn change is awaiting all,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

Refrain:
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
Will your lamp be burning at the Lord’s returning?
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

2 Like the virgins wise fill your lamps with oil,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Let not sin your faithful efforts foil,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

3 Then avail yourself of a full supply,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Never idle sit till your lamp burns dry,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

4 Then awake, dear soul, you’re in sin’s dark night,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes;
Let your lamp burn bright with a clear, good light,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

5 Do not sleep, poor soul, till your lamp goes out—
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes—
Till the Lord returns with a mighty shout,
Be ready when the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Precious soul, prepare for the midnight call
Title: When the Bridegroom Comes
Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Meter: 10.8.10.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O be ready when the bridegroom comes
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7311
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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The Cyber Hymnal #7311

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Timeless Truths #594

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