When the cry shall be made at the midnight

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 7 hymnals

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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?

Refrain:
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 Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: When the cry shall be made at the midnight
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: We will watch

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