There Is No Time


There is no Time
  
 Matthew 24:36-44. “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Again the voice, as oft before

Came clearly through the night.

Again it shook me to the bone.

Again my heart took flight.

The urgency and righteousness,

The power and the might;

The clarion voice rang loud and clear,

This matter did indict –

     THERE IS NO TIME.

Too long you’ve lived among the World,

Too long you’ve slept in day.

And so the voice came once again,

With no mistake to say –

Stir up yourselves! Stir up yourselves!

Stir up yourselves – today!

Sleep no more, t’will soon be here,

That great and awful day

     THERE IS NO TIME

My trembling lips began to speak,

‘Tis they O Lord not I,

I see each mote, there is no beam

At lodge within my eye.

I pray and tithe, attend your House,

I’ve spoken not the lie.

You surely can’t mean me!

Then came the dread reply

     THERE IS NO TIME

But Lord, I’m sure there’s many yet

To bring within the fold.

Surely no contempt for man

Your righteous heart can hold.

I plead their case before you now

If I may be so bold.

The voice returned, with mercy gone.

Stark. Unreal. Cold.

     THERE IS NO TIME

“You O man”, I heard him say,

“I hear the words you speak.”

“Attempts to justify yourself,

Though you’re naked, cold and weak.

Look now to Christ, for He alone

Can save you – if you seek.

My judgment I will not withhold,

For year nor month nor week.”

     THERE IS NO TIME

“My prophets, they have oft declared

This day. But you’ve not heard.

There, read the Scriptures in your hand,

Tis written in My Word.

There’s no more time for playing Church.

With truth your loins now gird.”

Again the voice grew urgent.

This time, I finally heard.

     THERE IS NO TIME

Christian, sinner, all alike,

I bid you hear it too.

Flee to Jesus Christ the Lord

For nothing else will do.

His terror fast, is coming now.

The sky He’ll soon burst through.

And all will stand before His throne,

Heathen. Christian. Jew.

     THERE IS NO TIME

Put away the foolish things.

Flesh, put fast away.

For all but Jesus’ preciousness

His light will burn away.

Oh do it now my brethren!

With emergency I pray.

There’s little time allotted us,

Hear it now – today!

     THERE IS NO T

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