Whilst the careless world is sleeping

Whilst the careless world is sleeping

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Tune: DE PROFUNDIS
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Whilst the careless world is sleeping,
Blest the servants who are keeping
Watch, according to His Word,
For the coming of their Lord.

2 At His table He will place them,
With His royal banquet grace them,
Banquet that will never cloy,
Bread of life and wine of joy.

3 Heard ye not your master’s warning?
He will come before the morning,
Unexpected, undescried;
Watch ye for Him open-eyed.

4 Teach us so to watch, Lord Jesus;
From the sleep of sin release us:
Swift to hear Thee let us be,
Meet to enter in with Thee.

5 God who with all good provides us,
God who made, who saved, who guides us,
Praise we with the heavenly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11235

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

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First Line: Whilst the careless world is sleeping
Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy

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