Be Ready Today

At midnight I hear the cry ringing

Author: J. O. Barnhart
Tune: [At midnight I hear the call ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 At midnight I hear the call ringing,
The Bridegroom is coming this way,
And joy to the watcher is bringing:
For Him are you ready today?

Be ready today, He’s coming this way;
Be ready, be ready today;
Be ready today, oh, work, watch and pray;
Be ready, be ready today.

2 Our Father the feast is preparing,
The guests are all gathering near;
If you that great feast would be sharing,
Be ready the summons to hear. [Refrain]

3 Oh, brother, arouse from your dreaming,
Your lamp light is burning so low;
His light o’er the pathway is streaming:
Arise and be ready to go. [Refrain]

4 For all those who love His appearing,
A crown of rejoicing shall be;
Each day the bright prospect is nearing:
He soon will be calling for thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14046

Author: J. O. Barnhart

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Text Information

First Line: At midnight I hear the cry ringing
Title: Be Ready Today
Author: J. O. Barnhart
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Be ready today, He's coming this way
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14046
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The Cyber Hymnal #14046

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