Text Based On Matthew Chapter 25 (KJV)
then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps,
and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Words: Mary B. C. Slade: 1826-1882
Music: T. J. Lightwood: 1856-1944
Holmbridge (76.76.D) Verses/Key/v3/G
THE TEN VIRGINS
Once, forth to meet the bridegroom,
At night ten virgins went;
Five lamps were trimmed for burning,
In five the oil was spent,
And while they slept and slumbered,
At midnight rose a cry-
Behold the bridegroom cometh,
To meet him go ye out.
Then all the foolish virgins-
Their need began to tell;
And all the wise ones answered,
Go ye to them that sell.
The foolish virgins hastened,
In darkness, fear, and shame,
The wise ones ready waited,
And lo the bridegroom came!
“Lord, Lord, unto us open,”
The foolish virgins cried;
“I know ye not,” unto them-
The bridegroom’s voice replied.
O Christian, learn the lesson,
Thy lamp be wise and trim,
And when the Bridegroom cometh,
Go gladly in with Him.
A blessèd Seventh Day Sabbath
to all believers.
In the Son’s Name - For the Father’s glory.
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