138. Are You Ready?

1 Should the summons, quickly flying,
On the slumb’ring nations falls,—
Lo! the heavenly Bridegroom cometh,
Would the sound your soul appal?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Should you hear the midnight call?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Should you hear the midnight call?

2 What if now the startling mandate
Should the sleeping virgins hear,—
Are your lamps all trimmed and burning?
Should the Bridegroom now appear?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Now to see your Lord appear?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Now to see your Lord appear?

3 Is there oil in all your vessels?
Are your garments pure and white?
Are they washed in the cleansing fountain,
Fit to stand in Jesus sight?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Are your lamps all clear and bright?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Are your lamps all clear and bright?

4 Rise! ye virgins,—sleep no longer,—
Lest the call your souls surprise!
Lest ye fail to meet the Bridegroom,
When he cometh from the skies.
Are you ready? Are you ready?
When he cometh from the skies?
Oh, be ready! Oh, be ready!
Hasten, from your slumbers rise!

Text Information
First Line: Should the summons, quickly flying
Title: Are You Ready?
Author: Mary D. James
Publication Date: 1886
Tune Information
Name: [Should the summons, quickly flying]
Composer: Jno. R. Sweney



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