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The Voice of the Bridegroom

The night was dark, and all was still

Author: H. V. Skipper
Tune: [The night was dark, and all was still]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The night was dark, and all was still,
Ten virgins slumbered on,
When suddenly each heart was thrill'd,
To hear the startling song.

Chorus:
Hark! 'tis the voice of the Bridegroom,
Calling his loved ones away;
Be ready with your lamps brightly burning,
To welcome the Master on that day.

2 Those virgins rose and trimm'd their lamps,
For they had waited long,
In hope to see their absent Lord,
And greet him with their song. [Chorus]

3 Five of them stood in sore dismay,
For out their lamps had gone;
They tried in vain, it was too late
To join the bridal throng. [Chorus]

4 Give of your oil, the foolish cried,
That we our lamps may trim;
'Tis dark, the way we cannot see,
We have no light within. [Chorus]

5 There's not enough for us and you,
The others did reply;
But go at once to those who sell;
Make haste of them to buy. [Chorus]

6 And while with empty lamps they went
For oil at yonder store,
The Bridegroom came, and took the wise
And shut salvation's door. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #41

Author: H. V. Skipper

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Text Information

First Line: The night was dark, and all was still
Title: The Voice of the Bridegroom
Author: H. V. Skipper
Refrain First Line: Hark, 'tis the voice of the bridegroom

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The Golden Sheaf #d79

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The Golden Sheaf #41

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