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Are you prepared and waiting for Jesus?

BibleGateway: Matthew 25:1-13

ESV Text: Matthew 25:1-13

KJV Text:

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     1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 604:
Great God, What Do I See and Hear?

— Organ Audio

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1. Great God, what do I see and hear? 
The end of things created; 
The Judge of mankind doth appear 
On clouds of glory seated. 
The trumpet sounds; the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before: 
Prepare, my soul, to meet Him. 

2. The dead in Christ shall first arise 
At that last trumpet’s sounding, 
Caught up to meet Him in the skies, 
With joy their Lord surrounding. 
No gloomy fears their souls dismay; 
His presence sheds eternal day 
On those prepared to meet Him. 

3. But sinners, filled with guilty fears, 
Behold His wrath prevailing, 
For they shall rise and find their tears 
And sighs are unavailing; 
The day of grace is past and gone; 
They trembling stand before his throne, 
All unprepared to meet Him. 

4. O Christ, who diedst and yet dost live, 
To me impart Thy merit; 
My pardon seal, my sins forgive, 
And cleanse me by Thy Spirit. 
Beneath Thy cross I view the day 
When heav’n and earth shall pass away, 
And thus prepare to meet Thee.