Advent Hymnals

878. WE KNOW NOT THE HOUR

Christ in Song,

1.
We know not the hour of the Master's appearing,
Yet signs all foretell that the moment is nearing
When he shall return, 'tis a promise most cheering,
But we know not the hour.

Chorus:
He will come, let us watch and be ready;
He will come, hallelujah!  hallelujah!
He will come in the clouds of his Father's bright glory,
But we know not the hour.

2.
There's light for the wise who are seeking salvation,
There's truth in the Book of Divine revelation,
Each prophecy points to the great consummation,
But we know not the hour.  [Chorus]

3.
We'll watch and we'll pray, with our lamps trimmed and burning,
We'll work and we'll wait till the Master's returning,
We'll sing and rejoice, ev'ry omen discerning, 
But we know not the hour.  [Chorus]

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Title We Know Not the Hour
Key C Major
Titles He will come, let us watch and be ready;
First Line We know not the hour of the Master's appearing
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune We know not the hour of the Master's appearing
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Return of Christ
Texts Matthew 24:36-42
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