When the cry shall be made at the midnight

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [When the cry shall be made at the midnight]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When the cry shall be made at the midnight,
"Go ye out, for the Bridegroom is near!"
Will you rise with your lamps trimmed and burning?
Will you joyfully bid Him draw near?

We will watch, we will watch,
Till the Bridegroom shall come in His power;
Jesus saith we must watch,
For we know not the day nor the hour.

2. Till He comes now He bids us be ready;
Can you say to the Bridegroom I am?
Will you enter the door that is open,
To the dear marriage feast of the Lamb? [Refrain]

3. Oh, how sad if our oil is all wasted,
Tho' we hasten our lamps to renew;
If we find that the Bridegroom has entered,
Left without, then, oh, what shall we do? [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #42

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the cry shall be made at the midnight
Title: Watch
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We will watch, we will watch
Copyright: Public Domain



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