Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their bibles were laid on the shelf without care
In the hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out to the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
but angels proclaiming that Jesus is here!
With light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be The Day!
The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book Of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name,
When He said "Its not here" my head hung in shame.
The people whose names were written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those He had gathered He rose without a sound
While the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees but it was too late,
I had waited to long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight
Oh, if only I'd been ready tonight
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear
The coming of Jesus is coming near
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all