Jesus teaches us to watch and pray for His return. The day is coming soon…

There is a song I remember from childhood that we sang in the little Italian church in the city.


Refrain: He’s coming soon. He’s coming soon.

With joy, we’ll welcome His returning.

It may be morn. It may be night or noon.

We know, He’s coming soon.     ( Composer and Lyricist:   Thoro Harris )


“The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together

with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


Jesus taught us by saying:

“Watch, therefore, for you do not know what hour your

Lord is coming…… for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you

do not expect.”  Matthew  25: 42 and 44

“Watch and pray. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26: 41

Adapt­ed from “Alo­ha Oe,” by Queen Lil­i­uo­ka­la­ni of Ha­wa­ii (MI­DI, score).

Carol Ann Castagna

Photography   Susan Castagna

Complete song:

He’s Coming Soon

In these, the closing days of time,
What joy the glorious hope affords,
That soon—O wondrous truth sublime!
He shall reign, King of kings and Lord of Lords.


He’s coming soon, He’s coming soon;
With joy we welcome His returning;
It may be morn, it may be night or noon—
We know He’s coming soon.

The signs around—in earth and air,
Or painted on the starlit sky,
God’s faithful witnesses—declare
That the coming of the Savior draweth nigh.


The dead in Christ who ’neath us lie,
In countless numbers, all shall rise
When through the portals of the sky
He shall come to prepare our paradise.


And we, who living, yet remain,
Caught up, shall meet our faithful Lord;
This hope we cherish not in vain,
But we comfort one another by this word.