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?
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