Scripture Verse

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42


Harriet E. Jones

Words: Har­ri­et E. Jones, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, by John R. Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897).

Music: J. How­ard Ent­wisle (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ent­wisle (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


If our Lord should come to­night,
With the bright an­gel­ic host,
Would He find us in His vine­yard,
Every ser­vant at his post?
Thro’ the pre­cious cleans­ing blood,
Are our gar­ments clean and white?
Are we dwell­ing in the light,
Should our Lord ap­pear to­night?


Are we watch­ing, are we wait­ing
In the rai­ment pure and white?
Should we joy at His ap­pear­ing
If our Lord should come to­night?

If our Lord should come to­night,
Come as King and Judge of all,
Are there any here as­sem­bled
Who would trem­ble at His call?
Is there one, oh, is there one
Far from Je­sus and the light,
Unrepentant, lost, un­done,
If the Judge should come to­night?


Christ as king and judge will come,
’Tis re­cord­ed in His book;
He will bid us stand before Him,
Not a soul will He o’er­look!
Are we rea­dy, ev­ery one?
Are we in the rai­ment white,
If the Judge of all man­kind
Should ap­pear this ve­ry night?