Walk in Jerusalem just like John

O John, O John, now didn't you say

Tune: [O John, O John, now didn't you say]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Refrain:
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready
To walk in Jerusalem just like John.

1 O John, O John, what did you say?
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
That you'd be there on Judgment Day!
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

2 Some come crippled, and some come lame,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
Some come walkin' in Jesus name,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

3 Now, brother, mind how you step on the cross,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
Your foot might slip and your soul get lost,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

4 If you get there before I do,
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
Tell all my friends I'm acomin', too.
Walk in Jerusalem just like John. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #510

Text Information

First Line: O John, O John, now didn't you say
Title: Walk in Jerusalem just like John
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I want to be ready
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #510

Scripture Song Database #1682

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Songs of Zion #151

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The New Century Hymnal #616

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The United Methodist Hymnal #722

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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