Be Ready When He Comes

Are you ready for your Lord, should he come?

Author: Abner P. Cobb
Tune: [Are you ready for your Lord, should He come? should He come]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are you ready for your Lord, should He come? should He come?
Are you ready for His summons home?
Does your anxious spirit burn,
His appearing to discern?
Are you ready if your Lord should come?

Chorus:
Oh, be ready for Him when He comes! when He comes!
Oh, be ready for Him when He comes!
Be it midnight, be it morning,
When He gives the solemn warning,
Oh, be ready, be ready when He comes!

2 Oh, there’ll be rejoicing when He comes! when He comes!
If we hear Him saying: “Children come!
Come, ye blessed, enter in,
I have cleans’d you from all sin!”
Oh, there’ll be rejoicing when He comes! [Chorus]

3 See! the saints enter in when He comes! when He comes!
To the wedding when the Bridegroom comes!
Brightly burning is each light,
And in raiment spotless white,
See! the saints enter in when He comes! [Chorus]


Source: Gems and Jewels #120

Author: Abner P. Cobb

Born: October 27, 1853, Woos­ter, Ohio. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1923. Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois. Cobb’s fam­i­ly moved to De­ca­tur, Il­li­nois, when he was about 13 years old. As a young man, he worked as a ma­chin­ist. He grad­u­at­ed from Eu­re­ka Coll­ege, Eu­re­ka, Il­li­nois, in 1878, and pas­tored in Nor­mal, Wash­burn, Pe­ter­sburg and Spring­field, Il­li­nois; Des Moines, Io­wa; Cov­ing­ton, Ken­tucky; and San Antonio, Tex­as. He was al­so an ac­tive evan­gel­ist, at­tend­ing meet­ings in Bos­ton, New York Ci­ty, Min­ne­ap­o­lis, and other ma­jor ci­ties. --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you ready for your Lord, should he come?
Title: Be Ready When He Comes
Author: Abner P. Cobb
Refrain First Line: O, be ready for him
Copyright: Public Domain

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Billows of Song #d14

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Gems and Jewels #120

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2 #97

Life and Light No.2 #d11

Songs for the Harvest Field #d11

Songs Tried and Proved #d9

The Praise Hymnal #d20

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