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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mar­tin,

Civilla D. Martin


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.