Are you waiting and watching

Should Jesus come at early morning

Author: W. E. Penn
Tune: [Should Jesus come at early morning]
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Should Jesus come in the early morning,
Or should He come at night,
Say, will He find us waiting and watching
With lamps all burning bright?

Chorus:
O can you say you are ready, brother,
Ready either day or night!
O will He find us waiting and watching,
Ready for the glorious sight!

2. Should Jesus come with His holy angels,
With shoutings in the air,
O who will then be waiting and watching,
Who will His glories share? [Chorus]

3. When Jesus comes will He find us faithful,
With garments pure and white,
With precious sheaves all garner'd and ready,
To hail Him with delight? [Chorus]

4. Yes, I am waiting and ever watching,
Hoping to see Him come,
That I may see Him in all His glory,
Gath'ring His jewels home. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #16

Author: W. E. Penn

Penn, William Evander. (Near village of Old Jefferson, Rutherford County, Tennessee, August 11, 1832--April 29, 1895, Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Southern Baptist. Evangelist in Texas and other states, 1875-1895. Compiled three hymnals titled Harvest Bells (1881, 1884, 1887) for use in his meetings. His hymns were primarily revivalistic in emphasis. His finest hymn, "There is a rock in a weary land, Its shadow falls on the burning sand" was paid the compliment of being reworked and issued under the name of Edward Husband in D.B. Towner's Revival Hymns (Chicago, 1905). He and his wife Corilla Frances Sayle adopted three children. Ordained December 4, 1880. --David W. Music, and additional information from the DNAH Archives See:… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Should Jesus come at early morning
Title: Are you waiting and watching
Author: W. E. Penn
Refrain First Line: O can you say you are ready

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Go Ye Therefore No. 2 #d86
Go Ye Therefore No. 3 #d56
Gospel Trio of Sacred Song for Gospel Meetings, Christian Associations and Young People's Societies for Christian Work #149Page Scan
Gospel Voices No. 3 #d111
Gospel Voices No.2 #d113
Gospel Voices No.3 #d241
Gospel Voices Supplemented #d160
Happy Greetings to All #d219
Harvest Bells No. 1 #d73
New Harvest Bells : For Sunday Schools, Revivals, and all Religious Meetings #169Page Scan
On Wings of Song #96Page Scan
Sowing and Reaping #d110
Tears and Triumphs: For Revivals, Sunday Schools & the Home #19Page Scan
The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #16TextPage Scan
Thirty-Two Selected Songs #d20
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