The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

If He Should Come Tonight

Words and Music: Mrs. C. H. Morris.
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Basis: The Parable of the Wise Virgins, Matthew 25:1-13

Source: P. P. Bilhorn, ed., Bilhorn's Ladies Voices, No. 1. Chicago, IL: Bilhorn Bros., 1910, #49.

1. Read the times with keen discerning,
Oh ye servants of the Lord;
See the signs of Christ's returning,
As He promised in His word.

Chorus:
If He should come to-night,
If He should come to-night,
Would He find us watching,
waiting with our lamps all trimmed and bright?
If He should come to-night,
If He should come to-night,
Would He find us watching,
waiting with our lamps all trimmed and bright?

2. Note the earth already quaking
'Neath our King's oncoming tread;
Soon His voice the silence breaking
Shall awake the sleeping dead. Chorus.

3. Suddenly and without warning
He shall in the clouds appear,
And the great millennial morning
Of His pow'r is almost here. Chorus.

Author's Note: Melody in 1st Alto.

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