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

Full 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

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