10675. The Lord Shall Come In Dead Of Night

1 The Lord shall come in dead of night,
When all is stillness round;
How happy they whose lamps are bright,
Who hail the trumpet’s sound.

2 How blind and dead the world appears,
How deep her slumbers are,
Still dreaming that the day she fears
Is distant and afar.

3 Who spends his day in holy toil,
His talent used aright,
That he may haste, with heavenly spoil,
To meet his Lord that night?

4 Are you arousing from their sleep,
The saints who dare to rest,
And calling every one to keep
A watch more true and blest?

5 Wake up! my heart and soul, anew,
Let sleep no moment claim;
But hourly watch, as if ye knew
This night the Master came.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord shall come in dead of night
Title: The Lord Shall Come In Dead Of Night
German Title: Der Herr bricht ein, um Mitternacht
Author: Johann C. Rube
Translator: Sarah B. Findlater
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Frühlings-Blumen, 1712; Tr.: Hymns from the Land of Luther, third series, 1858
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: James Walch (1860)
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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