Always Ready

Always ready for the coming

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [Always ready for the coming]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Always ready for the coming
Of the feet we long to kiss;
Always ready for the message
From the land of endless bliss:

The stars may praise the hand
That decks the sky above,
But man alone can tell the power
Of Christ’s redeeming love.

2 God’s works reveal His might,
His majesty and grace;
But not the tender Father’s love
That saves a dying race. [Refrain]

3 Always ready! How can mortals
Learn in readiness to wait?
If we strive to do each duty
We shall meet Him at the gate: [Refrain]

4 Always ready with the message
Of a Savior’s tender love:
Patient with the weak and erring,
Winning souls to dwell above: [Refrain]

5 Always ready in the beauty
Of a soul that loves to trust,
Sure of dwelling with the Father
When its dust returns to dust. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9110

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Always ready for the coming
Title: Always Ready
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Strive, my soul, to ready be
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9110
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The Cyber Hymnal #9110

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