Jesus is coming again, they say,
Coming to end our sorrow;
Coming again some glorious day,
Coming, perhaps tomorrow.
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?
Have you been watching while others slept,
Faithful tho’ faint and weary?
Have you been seeking the
Out on the mountains dreary?
Have you been sending abroad the light,
Telling the old, old story,
Hasting to bring with all your might,
Christ and His coming kingdom?