Hymnary Friends,

As our fall/winter fund drive winds down, please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. We're behind where we have been in past years with this drive, and we are hoping to catch up a little between now and January 1, 2019!

Please know that we want to keep Hymnary (the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet) going for many years to come. Your donations help us do that. Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

I shall be ready to welcome the Savior

I shall be ready to welcome the Savior

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [I shall be ready to welcome the Savior] (Ackley)
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I shall be ready to welcome the Savior,
I may behold Him descend from on high,
Clothed in His garments of heavenly splendor;
O what a day when the King shall draw nigh!

Chorus:
I shall be ready when Jesus comes,
When He comes, when He comes,
I shall be ready when Jesus comes,
When Jesus comes back for His own.

2 I shall be ready, for Him I have trusted,
Using the talents committed to me;
Things I once loved from my heart have departed,
Living in Jesus my soul is made free. [Chorus]

3 Shall His returning to you mean a blessing?
Or will you tremble and fall down with fear?
How will He find you, denying, confessing?
Seek Him, believing, while yet He is near. [Chorus]

4 Reigning with Him, He has promised to make me
Heir unto God and Joint-Heir with His Son;
All shall be well when He comes back to take me,
Ruler and Lord of the world He has won. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #220

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I shall be ready to welcome the Savior
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: I shall be ready when Jesus comes

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
TextAudioPage Scan

Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #32

Diamonds #d87

Golden Bells #47

Page Scan

Gospel Hymns and Songs #32

Page Scan

Great Revival Hymns No.2 #107

Joyful Praise #d41

Page Scan

Songs for Service #79

The Gospel in Song #d43

The Lighthouse in Gospel Song #d85

Page Scan

The Voice of Thanksgiving #14

TextPage Scan

Victory Songs #220

World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d84

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements