Scripture Verse

I will come again. John 14:3

Introduction

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Albert B. Simpson
1843–1919

Words: Al­bert B. Simp­son, Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3 (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904), page 82.

Music: Mar­ga­ret M. Simp­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Margaret M. Simpson
1878–1958

Lyrics

Jesus is coming again, they say,
Coming to end our sorrow;
Coming again some glorious day,
Coming, perhaps tomorrow.

Refrain

What are you doing, my brother, I pray?
What are you doing His coming to bring?
What are you doing from day to day,
To hasten the coming of the King?

Have you been robed in the raiment white,
And are your lights all burning,
Oil in your lamps, and all things right,
Ready for His returning?

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Have you been watching while others slept,
Faithful tho’ faint and weary?
Have you been seeking the other sheep,
Out on the mountains dreary?

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Have you been sending abroad the light,
Telling the old, old story,
Hasting to bring with all your might,
Christ and His coming kingdom?

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