When the Bridegroom Comes

When in robes of light

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [When in robes of light]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When in robes of light, and in glory bright,
Behold, the Bridegroom comes;
What a shout shall rise, and with what surprise
Shall we see Him come from the parting skies?
For His own beloved who have faithful proved,
Behold, the Bridegroom comes.

Will you be ready when the Bridegroom comes?
Will you be ready when the Bridegroom comes?
With the dawn of day, with the noontide bright,
In the evening gray, in the hours of night;
Will you be ready? Will you be ready?
Will you be ready when the Bridegroom comes?

2 Thro’ all earth and sky, shall be heard the cry
Behold, the Bridegroom comes;
All the earth shall quake, and its pillars shake,
And the dead shall from their long slumbers wake;
While afar and near, all the world shall hear,
Behold, the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

3 The archangel will every bosom thrill,
Behold, the Bridegroom comes;
What an hour ’twill be when with bended knee,
The unsaved the King in His beauty see!
And with dire dismay, and despair shall say,
Behold, the Bridegroom comes. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12881

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When in robes of light
Title: When the Bridegroom Comes
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Refrain First Line: When the bridegroom comes
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12881
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The Cyber Hymnal #12881

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