The day approaches; Jesus soon is coming

The day approaches; Jesus soon is coming.
Redeem the time; it must not slip away.
Lord, make us ready for the cry: “Behold Him!”
By using every moment of each day.
  When Jesus comes, will we go in to meet Him?
When Jesus comes, will we from self have ceased?
He’s coming soon to take the wise ones with Him.
  Oh, let us not be left outside the feast.
Lord, help us to redeem these golden moments;
Our vessels fill with ointment from above;
Help us amen each trial and tribulation;
Increase in us; make us abound in love.
  He’s coming soon—these moments are so precious.
The oil is here—Oh, let us buy the more.
Amen the trials and welcome tribulations—
  The kingdom’s ours through these afflictions sore.
Lord, ever turn us from our soulish pleasures
To gaze upon Thy tender, loving face.
Oh, keep us running forth to meet the Bridegroom
And patiently attending to the race.
  When Jesus comes, will we be in His presence?
When Jesus comes, will we His face behold?
Oh, let us not return to sloth and folly,
  But jealously His loving presence hold.
As His dear Bride, let us go forth to meet Him,
Our lamps well-trimmed, our fires burning bright,
Our vessels filled, our eyes set on His glory,
To be with Him completely satisfied.
  Yes, satisfied—Christ and His Bride together.
Yes, satisfied—throughout eternity.
Oh, what a rest, what joy, what love, what favor
  To be His Bride when He comes to His feast!

Hamilton, New Zealand

Ephesians 5:15-16

"Look therefore carefully how You walk, not as unwise, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."

Praise the Lord! These moments are so precious and we need to use each one, redeem the time!


Riverside, CA, United States

I really LOVE this song! it shows how we should ready when the Lord comes, to be prepared... we do not want to b left out when the Lord comes! let us have our lamps filled with oils, we do not want to be does who are not ready!

The day approaches... be ready...



Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Este himno me hace despertar en cuanto a redimir el tiempo y disfrutar a mi amado Jesucristo


Hamilton, New Zealand

this is such a good reminder to us all :D "when Jesus comes will we go out to meet Him? When Jesus comes will all our self have ceased?"... we must redeem the time!


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The first time I heard this hymn was on the wedding of Ben & Hannah. What a joyous moment for the bride and bridegroom to be joined together!

The Christ we love is coming soon, and He will come as our Bridegroom. He is now on His way to claim His loving Bride. Let us redeem every moment of each day, be prepared to meet Him for the marriage.

Lord, may Your portion continually increase in us and make us abound in love.

Oh, what joy, when our Bridegroom comes, we will be in His presence throughout eternity!

Rebecca Liu

Richmond, BC, Canada

whenever i hear this song, it feels like it's a sweet reminder...

reminder that we should grasp all the opportunities to prepare ourselves for His coming back

sweet because we will be His lovely bride, because in that day, all that matters is just our glorious God Himself.


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Yes, the Lord is coming soon." redeem the time,it must not slip away". Oh may the lord strengthen us in to the inner man that we may redeem the time to be prepared as His bride.Lord Jesus!