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I'll Be Ready

O 'tis sweet to sing this story

Author: B. W. Pirtle
Tune: [O 'tis sweet to sing this story]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O ’tis sweet to sing this story,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
It to tell is all my glory,
I’ll be ready when He comes.

Refrain:
I’ll be ready when He comes,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
O ’tis sweet to sing this story,
I’ll be ready when He comes.

2 All I am to Him I’m giving,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
Day by day for Him I’m living,
I’ll be ready when He comes. [Refrain]

3 Striving on, His will obeying,
I’ll be ready when He comes;
Working, watching, ever praying,
I’ll be ready when He comes. [Refrain]

4 Sinners there in darkness straying,
O be ready when He comes;
Do not farther risk delaying,
But be ready when He comes. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12150

Author: B. W. Pirtle

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Text Information

First Line: O 'tis sweet to sing this story
Title: I'll Be Ready
Author: B. W. Pirtle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll be ready when He comes
Publication Date: 1909
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12150
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #12150

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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