Scripture Verse

Thy servants are ready to do whatever my Lord the King shall appoint. 2 Samuel 15:15


Words: Va­ri­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to S. E. L. and A. C. Pal­mer (1845–1882).

Music: Charles D. Till­man, 1903 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, the au­thor’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Charles D. Tillman


Ready to suffer grief or pain,
Ready to stand the test,
Ready to stay at home and send
Others if He sees best.


Ready to go, ready to stay,
Ready my place to fill,
Ready for service, lowly or great,
Ready to do His will.

Ready to go, ready to bear,
Ready to watch and pray,
Ready to stand aside and give,
Till He shall clear the way.


Ready to speak, ready to think,
Ready with heart and brain,
Ready to stand where He sees fit,
Ready to bear the strain.


Ready to speak, ready to warn,
Ready o’er souls to yearn,
Ready in life, ready in death,
Ready for His return.