Be ye therefore ready…for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.@Luke 12:40

Char­lie C. Will­iams; ap­peared in Our Hymns of Love (Fort Worth, Tex­as: Quar­tet Mu­sic, 1909).

Char­lie C. Will­iams. Ar­ranged by New­ton W. All­phin cir­ca 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Newton W. Allphin (1876–1972)

We’re told in the Bible
That Jesus is coming,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!
When He shall descend
From the portals of glory,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!

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Be ready to go, for sure He is coming!
That day may be near, be ready to go,
Be ready to go with all the redeemed ones!
When He shall appear, be ready to go!

Then stand you no longer
In idleness, brother,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!
Be watching and waiting
His coming to welcome,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!

Refrain

We know not the day nor
The hour of His coming,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!
Reward He has promised
To all who are faithful,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!

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Would you with the millions redeemed
There be numbered?
Be ready to go, be ready to go!
Then slight not His call,
Nor reject thou His mercy,
Be ready to go, be ready to go!

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