At midnight there was a cry made, Matthew 25:6
Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Words: Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, second series (London: James Nisbet, 1861), page 214.
Music: Winchcombe John B. Calkin, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Calkin (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
The Bridegroom comes! Bride of the Lamb, awake!
The midnight cry is heard; Thy sleep forsake.
The marriage day has come; lift up thy head!
Put on thy bridal robe, the feast is spread.
Shake off earth’s dust, and wash thy weary feet,
Arise, make haste, go forth, the Bridegroom greet.
Sing the new song! Thy triumph has begun;
Thy tears are wiped away, Thy night is done!