When the midnight cry began,
O what lamentation,
Thousands groping in their sins,
Neglecting their salvation.


Lo, the Bridegroom is at hand,
Who will kindly treat Him?
Surely all the waiting band
Will now go forth to meet Him.

His returning now is near,
Do not scorn it blindly,
Should He at your door appear,
O bid Him enter kindly.


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