Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Hymn for Sunday

Will Jesus Find Us Watching

Words by: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Music by: William H. Doane, 1832-1915


When Jesus comes to reward His servants,
Whether it be noon or night,

Faithful to Him will He find us watching,

With our lamps all trimmed and bright?

O can we say we are ready, brother?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?

Say, will He find you and me still watching,

Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?


If, at the dawn of the early morning,
He shall call us one by one,
When to the Lord we restore our talents,
Will He answer thee—“Well done”?



O can we say we are ready, brother?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?
Say, will He find you and me still watching,
Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?


Have we been true to the trust He left us?
Do we seek to do our best?
If in our hearts there is naught condemns us,
We shall have a glorious rest.




O can we say we are ready, brother?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?
Say, will He find you and me still watching,
Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?


Bless├Ęd are those whom the Lord finds watching,
In His glory they shall share;
If He shall come at the dawn or midnight,
Will He find us watching there?




O can we say we are ready, brother?
Ready for the soul’s bright home?
Say, will He find you and me still watching,
Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come?


You can hear the tune to this hymn, here.

2 comments:

ken said...

Found the hymn on a search using "bright home". I copied the lyrics and tune link and shared them with others. This hymn reminds me to be active in what the Lord has called me to do while watching for Him, not idling the time away "wishing" He would come soon. Thanks for posting. In Christ, ken

Ashley said...

Thank you for your comment, Ken. I'm glad that the hymn was such a good reminder to you!
~Ashley