Scripture Verse

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


Words: Le­roy N. Kell­er, in Tell­ing Je­sus (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1922), num­ber 88.

Music: Al­fred E. Hel­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kell­er or Hel­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Will you be rea­dy to wel­come your Sav­ior
As you be­hold Him des­cend from above,
Robed in white gar­ments of in­fi­nite beau­ty?
Will you be spot­less, your heart filled with love?


Will you be rea­dy to go,
Will you be rea­dy to go?
If the Lord should call for you to­day,
Will you be rea­dy, be rea­dy to go?

Will His re­turn­ing to you mean a bless­ing,
Or will His com­ing o’er­whelm you with woe?
Will you be trust­ing, and His name con­fess­ing,
Anxiously wait­ing and rea­dy to go?


Jesus has pro­mised His joint heir to make me,
If I am faith­ful to Him here be­low;
All will be well, since to Him He will take me,
Strong in His grace, I’ll be rea­dy to go.