Be Ready When He Calls

He will call me by and by

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [He will call me by and by]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 He will call me by and by,
From his holy throne on high,
And my soul must go to meet him,
At the judgment bar to greet him,
There a strict account to give,
And my wages to receive.

When he calls, when he calls,
O be ready when he calls.

2 I must answer when he calls,
And the dreaded summons falls;
I must make a full confession,
Of my ev’ry soul-transgression;
Will my spirit ready be,
Ready when he calls for me? [Refrain]

3 All must stand before his throne,
And receive for actions done,
Endless life with endless blessing,
Or the endless death distressing;
What shall then my portion be,
Happiness of misery? [Refrain]

4 O my soul at once prepare
For the heav’nly mansions fair!
Make a choice of God and heaven;
To the Lord your heart be given;
And you then shall blessed be,
Here and in eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #137

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He will call me by and by
Title: Be Ready When He Calls
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When He calls, when He calls
Copyright: Public Domain



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Triumphant Songs No.2 #137

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #343

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