Watch ye saints with eyelids waking

Watch ye saints with eyelids waking

Author: Phoebe Palmer
Tune: JESUS COMES
Published in 40 hymnals

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1. Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking;
Lo! the powers of heav'n are shaking;
Keep your lamps all trimm'd and burning,
Ready for your Lord's returning.

Refrain:
Lo! he comes, lo! Jesus comes;
Lo! he comes, he comes, all glorious!
Jesus comes to reign victorious,
Lo! he, comes, yes, Jesus comes.

2. Lo! the promise of your Saviour,
Pardoned sin and purchased favor,
Blood-wash'd robes and crowns of glory;
Haste to tell redemption's story. [Refrain]

3. Kingdoms at their base are crumbling,
Hark! his chariot wheels are rumbling;
Tell, O tell of grace abounding,
Whilst the seventh trump is sounding. [Refrain]

4. Nations wane, tho' proud and stately;
Christ his kingdom hasteneth greatly;
Earth her latest pangs is summing;
Shout, ye saints, your Lord is coming. [Refrain]

5. Sinners, come, while Christ is pleading;
Now for you he's interceding;
Haste, ere grace and time diminished
Shall proclaim the mystery finished. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #877

Author: Phoebe Palmer

Palmer, Phoebe, an American Methodist, b. 1807, and d. in 1874, wrote "Blessed Bible! how I love thee" (Holy Scriptures), and “O! when shall I sweep through the gates" (Heaven Anticipated). The latter is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Watch ye saints with eyelids waking
Author: Phoebe Palmer
Refrain First Line: Lo, he comes

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Small Church Music #1237
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