Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Frank M. Da­vis, in The Pri­mi­tive Hymns, Spi­ri­tu­al Songs and Sacr­ed Poems, ed­it­ed by B. Lloyd (La Me­sa, Ca­li­fo­rnia: 1858) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Davis
1839–1896

Lyrics

O, to be robed and rea­dy,
Ready when the Lord shall come;
O, to be waiting, watching,
Watching for the summons home.

Refrain

O, to be rea­dy, O, to be waiting,
Waiting for the Lord to come;
O, to be waiting, watching,
Watching for the summons home.

O, to be robed and rea­dy,
Ready for the call to go;
Washed in the crimson fountain,
Till ev’ry stain is white as snow.

Refrain

O, to be robed and rea­dy,
Ready, for it may be near;
When in a cloud of glo­ry
Blessèd Je­sus shall appear.

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O, to be robed and rea­dy,
Ready for eter­nal rest;
Ready to join the ransomed
In the city of the blest.

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