Scripture Verse

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52


Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, 1916.

Music: Ka­to­wi­ce Earl L. Wol­sla­gel, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Civilla D. Martin (1866–1948)


One mo­ment, the dark­ness of mid­night,
The next, the light of God’s day;
One moment, we’re wait­ing for Je­sus,
The next, He has caught us away.


One mo­ment—then let us be faith­ful,
Awaiting His call to the air;
Who watch for and love His ap­pear­ing,
A crown of re­joic­ing shall wear.

One mo­ment, the bur­den of sor­row,
The next, made free from all care;
One mo­ment, we suf­fer with Je­sus,
The next, His glo­ry to share.


One mo­ment, just pil­grims and stran­gers,
The next, to sit on a throne;
Cast out by the world, but in Hea­ven
Our name our Re­deem­er will own.


One mo­ment, at work in His vine­yard,
The next, He calls us to rest;
One mo­ment, re­ject­ing earth’s trea­sures,
The next, He will give us His best.