While The Dread Hour Of Darkness

While the dread hour of darkness is settling o’er the earth,
And the Bridegroom is not far away;
And we wait His returning, O God of boundless grace,
Give me oil in my vessel today.

Give me oil in my lamp,
Oil in my lamp,
Oil in my lamp, I pray;
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me singing in the camp,
Until the break of day.

There are many who slumber, but, oh, that I may keep
Faithful watch till the Lord shall appear;
I would watch ev’ry sign that the day-dawn is at hand,
And rejoice that His coming is near. [Refrain]

“Lo, He cometh!” He cometh! the heavens shall resound
With the shout of the purified throng;
Let us go forth to meet Him returning on His way,
Let us join in the angel’s sweet song. [Refrain]