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I'll Try to Be Ready to Go

I know not how soon God will bid me to come

Author: John McPherson
Tune: [I know not how soon God will bid me to come]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I know not how soon God will bid me to come,
I’ll try to be ready to go,
To share in the glory that waits me at home,
I’ll try to be ready to go.

Refrain:
I’ll try to be ready to go,
I’ll try to be ready to go;
Hi blood makes me whiter than snow,
I’ll try to be ready to go.

2 Tho’ trials may come, tho’ my riches forsake,
I’ll try to be ready to go,
When death overtakes me, in glory I’ll wake,
I’ll try to be ready to go. [Refrain]

3 How precious the promise reveal’d in his word,
I’ll try to be ready to go,
That we shall at last dwell together with God,
I’ll try to be ready to go. [Refrain]

4 The Spirit invites you to join in the fray,
I’ll try to be ready to go,
And help to bring in the millenial day,
I’ll try to be ready to go. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #70

Author: John McPherson

John McPherson (Late 19th Century) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know not how soon God will bid me to come
Title: I'll Try to Be Ready to Go
Author: John McPherson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll try to be ready to go
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Tent Hymns #d71

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #70

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #79

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