Scripture Verse

The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7

Introduction

Words & Music: Al­bert B. Simp­son, Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3 (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904), num­ber 133 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert B. Simpson
(1843–1919)

Lyrics

Are you living for the coming of the Lord,
My brother?
Are your life and your hope in full accord?
Is your heart all pure and right?
Are your garments clean and white?
Are you ready for the coming of the Lord?

Refrain

Yes, I’m living for the coming of the Lord,
Hallelujah! For the soul inspiring word;
As I walk the holy way,
As I work to haste the day,
Oh, that all I do may say,
Unto the coming of the Lord.

Are you working for the coming of the Lord,
My brother?
Are you sending forth the witness of His word?
Are you gath’ring in the Bride,
From the nations far and wide?
Are you working for the coming of the Lord?

Refrain

Are you longing for the coming of the Lord,
My brother?
Does it stir your spirit’s deepest chord?
Does your yearning heart say Come?
Will it be your Home, sweet home?
Are you longing for the coming of the Lord?

Refrain