Ready For His Return


Tune: Cross of Jesus

('Come, thou long expected Jesus')

1 Thessalonians 5 v.1-11


Know perfectly day of the Lord

Comes as thief in night, His word

Does say, so be ready, waiting

Not deceived in anything


For when they shall say, Peace, safety

Sudden destruction shall be

As a woman in childbirth pains

No escape. such are the deigns


But believers not in darkness

That this day should them distress

Not caught out, nor as unready

On their guard, vigilant be


They be all children of the light

Having spiritual sight

Children of the day, not of night

Their path be shining, clear, bright


So not sleeping as in the night

But living sober, aright

Self-controlled, faith and love's breastplate

Putting them on, and not late


And wear helmet of salvation

God has appointed no one

To wrath, but to surely obtain

Hope of salvation, their gain


It be through our Lord Jesus Christ

He died and rose, does suffice

As our Saviour, we with Him live

Comfort to us He does give

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 7th, 2024 01:33
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • Neville

    This is a very spiritual hymn poem Steven

    • orchidee

      Thanks N.

    • Thomas W Case


      • orchidee

        Thanks T.

      • sorenbarrett

        This is a wonderful write Orchi loved it but I think somewhere some man used the wrong word because I never thought of God as a thief. Oh I know it is just an analogy for not knowing when he is coming but still it has kind of an irreverent connotation.

        • orchidee

          Thanks SB.

        • Doggerel Dave

          Keep doing the shopping, mate - you may have a bit of a wait yet, and I don't want tio see you go hungry.

          But if he "Comes as thief in night" I'm going to have my ray gun at the ready.....

          • orchidee

            Thanks D.

          • Goldfinch60

            Good one Orchi,

            • orchidee

              Thanks Gold.

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