A Thief in the Night

©copyright 2007 brother Michael

Be on guard day and night,
For the thief may come in the middle of the night.
This said Jesus to his saints,
Lest they grew weary and began to faint.
So get oil today a wise virgin be,
With enough in your lamp to shine for thee.
For Jesus is coming this we know,
For all his saints who love him so.
Today, tomorrow we are not told,
To prevent our hearts from growing cold.
So seek the Lord while it is yet day,
For soon he will come this I pray.