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Are you ready for the Bridegroom's coming

Are you ready for the Bridegroom's coming

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Are you ready for the Bridegroom's coming?]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you ready for the Bridegroom’s coming?
Are you ready now the feast to share?
Is your lamp all trimmed and bright,
Sending forth a radiant light?
Do you still the wedding garment wear?

Refrain:
Oh! be ready, when the Bridegroom comes,
Oh! be ready, when the Bridegroom comes,
Whether it be evening,
Or whether it be morning,
Oh! be ready when the Bridegroom comes!

2 Are you ready for the Bridegroom’s coming?
Has the summons reached a listening ear?
Are you watching all the day,
For the Bridegroom on His way?
Are you waiting till the Lord draws near? [Refrain]

3 Are you ready for the Bridegroom’s coming?
Are you going forth to meet Him, say?
He is coming, brother, see,
He is calling now for thee;
Oh! be ready, for He comes this way. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #142

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you ready for the Bridegroom's coming
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: O be ready when the bridegroom comes

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Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #42

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #33

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #142

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