Song: When the Bridegroom Comes in Songs of Praise and Salvation

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Copyright 1895, by Wm. J. Kirkpatrick

Published in Songs of Praise and Salvation (Copyright 1903 (circa))

Lyricist(s):
Latta, E. R.

Page 38
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 38
Verses: 5 verses

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When the Bridegroom Comes, #38

Lyrics

Verse 1
Will our lamps be filled and ready,
When the Bridegroom comes?
And our lights be clear and steady,
When the Bridegroom comes?
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes?

(Chorus)
O be ready! O be ready!
O be ready when the Bridegroom comes!
O be ready! O be ready!
O be ready when the Bridegroom comes!

Verse 2
Shall we hear a welcome sounding,
When the Bridegroom comes?
And a shout of joy resounding,
When the Bridegroom comes?
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes?

Verse 3
Don’t delay our preparation
Till the Bridegroom comes;
Lest there be a separation,
When the Bridegroom comes.
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes?

Verse 4
It may be a time of sorrow,
When the Bridegroom comes;
If our oil we hope to borrow,
When the Bridegroom comes.
In the night, that solemn night,
Will our lamps be burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes?

Verse 5
O there’ll be a glorious meeting,
When the Bridegroom comes!
And a hallelujah greeting,
When the Bridegroom comes.
In the night, that solemn night,
With our lamps all burning bright,
When the Bridegroom comes.