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Are you ready for the coming of the Lord from heaven

Are you ready for the coming of the Lord from heaven

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Are you ready for the coming of the Lord from Heav'n?]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: Recording

Representative Text

1. Are you ready for the coming of the Lord from Heav’n?
Are you resting in the promise which to us is giv’n?
Does your heart leap up with rapture as you know He’s near?
Or do thoughts of His appearing fill your heart with fear?

Refrain
Are you ready (are you ready),
Are you ready (are you ready),
Are you ready for the opening skies?
Are you ready (are you ready),
Are you ready (are you ready),
Are you ready for that glad surprise?

2. If He came to call His people would you be dismayed?
Though your sins have been forgiven would you be afraid?
Would you be ashamed to meet Him if He came today?
From the presence of the Master would you shrink away? [Refrain]

3. To this world with all its pleasures are you rooted fast?
Would a call to leave it quickly be a wrench at last?
When He views your finished life work will you suffer loss?
Will you find that you have gathered only worthless dross? [Refrain]

4. Are you busy in His service though your heart is cold?
Are there precious earthly treasures which you fondly hold?
Would He find you doing only what He could approve?
Would He find you watching, waiting for the one you love? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #218

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you ready for the coming of the Lord from heaven
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Are you ready for the opening skies

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #218
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Audio

Small Church Music #6702

TextScore

The Cyber Hymnal #218

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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