Quite Suddenly

Quite suddenly,it may be as I lie in dreamless sleepGod_s gift to many a sorrowing heart,with no more tears to weepThat a call shall break the slumberand a voice sound in my earRise up

Quite suddenly,
It may be at the turning of a lane,
Where I stand to watch a skylark soar
From out of the swelling grain,
That the trump of God shall thrill me,
With its call so loud and clear,
And I’m called away to meet Him,
Whom of all I hold most dear.

Quite suddenly,
It may be in His house I bend my knee
When a Kingly voice long hoped for
Comes at last to summon me
And the fellowship of earthlife,
That has seemed so passing sweet
Proves nothing but the shadow of
Our meeting at His feet.

Quite suddenly,
It may be as I tread a busy street
Strong to endure life’s stress and strain,
Its every call to meet
That through the roar of traffic,
A trumpet silvery clear
Shall stir my startled senses
And proclaim His coming near

Quite suddenly,
It may be as I lie in dreamless sleep
God’s gift to many a sorrowing heart,
With no more tears to weep
That a call shall break my slumber
And a voice sound in my ear
Rise up, my love, and come away,
Behold, the Bridegroom’s here.

From, ‘The Continual Burnt Offering’
H.A. Ironside


Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing
of the great God and our Saviour
Jesus Christ;

Titus 2:13


9 thoughts on “Quite Suddenly

  1. Kim, thank you for sharing this older writing that spans time, the years and the tears, to remind us that we wait in anticipation for that blessed Wedding Day when everything will be reconciled in our Lord forever. You are a blessing to all who read your witness of God’s grace. We pray for a blessed new year for you and your family. 🙂

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