Be ye also ready

I know not how soon Christ is coming again

Author: Charles Reign Scoville
Tune: [I know not how soon Christ is coming again]
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1 I know not how soon Christ is coming again;
But He said, “Be ye ready to go;”
The clouds shall descend and the trumpet shall sound,
O Brother, be ready to go.

In an hour that you think not your life here will end;
In an hour that you think not, and so,
Be ye children of light, come to Jesus tonight,
And you will be ready to go.

2 Of that day and hour, there is no man who knows,
No, not ever the angels of light;
The Father’s own bosom the secret conceals,
So, Brother, be ready tonight. [Refrain]

3 If ready to live, you are ready to die,
Or to enter the portals of light;
At midnight or noon, He will not come too soon,
Then come to the Savior tonight. [Refrain]

4 The Master may tarry, but don’t be deceived;
Like the virgins no oil for your light;
There’s no time to buy, when the Bridegroom draws nigh,
O Brother, be ready tonight. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #32

Author: Charles Reign Scoville

Born in Indiana, died in Kansas Dianne Shapiro, from Find a Grave website (accessed 6/20/2022) Go to person page >

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First Line: I know not how soon Christ is coming again
Title: Be ye also ready
Author: Charles Reign Scoville
Refrain First Line: In an hour that you think
Copyright: Public Domain


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Christian Gospel Hymns #32

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