Like a thief in the night

Royston 1946 (Reading)

With a great command and a final trumpet call,
The Lord will appear in the sky before us all.
For the Heaven's will open wide as He bursts through,
when He comes back here to collect me and you.
Earth's time will now be over for Jesus has come,
and called all the faithful to His heavenly home.
Heaven's gate swings open for Him to appear.
The Day of the Lord has come and Jesus is here.

It’s too late for remorse, God's judgments will now fall
on those who had refused to respond to His call.
Now all of those who loved Him in heaven will dwell
but the unrepentant will not do very well.

For so many signs had been given by the Lord,
and prophecies recorded in God's written word.
That lawlessness and immorality shall abound
and wickedness will increase in the world around.

"As in the days of Noah," so shall the last days be.
Men eating and drinking, full of iniquity.
Where two people are using the same mill to grind,
one would be taken and the other left behind.

So let us watch and fast and with diligence pray,
and walk very close to Jesus every day.
There is a Hell to be shunned and Heaven to gain
so faithful to the Lord let us always remain.

About this poem

Written after reading Matthew 24: 36-44

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Submitted by royston on August 28, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,166
Words 225
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4


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