Scripture Verse

The Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect. Luke 12:40


W. Warren Bentley

Words: Er­nest G. W. Wes­ley, in the Church and Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1902), num­ber 532.

Music: Bur­na­by W. War­ren Bentl­ey, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Wes­ley, would you ?

Ernest G. W. Wesley


Christ the Lord cometh? perchance at the dawn,
Where earth awaketh to welcome the morn;
Hath He not told us the hour draweth near;
Watching and ready, His summons to hear?


Jesus is coming! we know not how soon,
Coming at midnight, at morning or noon;
Evening may bring Him to bear us away;
For Him I’m watching and waiting each day.

Christ the Lord cometh? earth’s evening may bring
Back to His vineyard our Savior and King;
Death shall be conquered and sin overthrown
When He returneth to gather His own.


Christ the Lord cometh? man knoweth not when,
But when ye think not He cometh again;
To all found watching He bringeth no fear,
Never a shadow, a parting, a tear.