Please give today to support during one of only two fund drives we run each year. Each month, Hymnary serves more than 1 million users from around the globe, thanks to the generous support of people like you, and we are so grateful. 

Tax-deductible donations can be made securely online using this link.

Alternatively, you may write a check to CCEL and mail it to:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Whilst the careless world is sleeping

Whilst the careless world is sleeping

Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Tune: DE PROFUNDIS (English)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Whilst the careless world is sleeping
Author: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11235
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11235

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us