Watch…for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.@Matthew 24:42

B. W. Pirtle, in Our Hymns of Love (Forth Worth, Texas: Quartet Music Company, 1909).

Ann Arbor Franklin L. Eiland, 1909 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin L. Eiland (1860-1909)

O ’tis sweet to sing this story,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
It to tell is all my glory,
I’ll be ready when He comes.

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I’ll be ready when He comes,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
O ’tis sweet to sing this story,
I’ll be ready when He comes.

All I am to Him I’m giving,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
Day by day for Him I’m living,
I’ll be ready when He comes.

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Striving on, His will obeying,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
Working, watching, ever praying,
I’ll be ready when He comes.

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Sinners there in darkness straying,
O be ready when He comes;
Do not farther risk delaying,
But be ready when He comes.

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