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2Chronicles7:14-“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

‘Twas the Night before Jesus Came

Posted by wordforit on December 12, 2007


‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house, not a

creature was praying, not one in the house.

Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care, in 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 of the East there arose such a clatter, I sprung 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 was here!

With a 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


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, “It’s not here”,

my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love

He gathered to take to His Father above.

With those who were ready He rose without a sound,

while all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees but it was too late;

I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.

I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;

Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem, the meaning is clear;

The coming of Jesus is drawing near.

There’s only one life and when comes the last call,

we’ll find that the

Bible was true after all!


Thanks to my Baby Sis for framing and giving this poem to me.

I Love You!



2 Responses to “‘Twas the Night before Jesus Came”

  1. thanks for the God tube site, I want to get the online bible study also. thanks Robert

    I received the first one from Tomorrow’s World (doing mine snail mail b/c I still can only get dial-up internet) and it has info and questions that make me think and realize scripture that helps in understanding. Thanks for stopping in and commenting and I’ll keep watching for you to launch!
    God’s Blessings.

  2. I have written a poem (the day after jesus came) I would be happy to share it with you I think it gos with the night before jesus came
    WfI Reply~

    Thanks, George!! As long as it’s in keeping with Christianity (I get some real strange commenters), I will be happy to post it, attributed to you, of course!

    Actually, I am excited to see what you came up with—we’re getting closer!

    In Christ’s Love, Odale

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