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O to be ready when death shall come

O to be ready when death shall come

Author: C. E. Rowley
Tune: [O to be ready when death shall come]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, to be ready when death shall come,
Oh, to be ready to hasten home;
No earthly clinging, no ling’ring gaze,
No strife at parting, no sore amaze;
No chains to sever that earth hath twined,
No spell to loosen that love would bind.

Oh, to be ready,
Oh, to be ready,
Oh, to be ready to go to our home.

2 No flitting shadows to dim the light
Of angel pinions all winged for flight;
No cloudlike phantoms, to fling a gloom
Twixt heav’n’s bright portals and earth’s dark tomb;
But sweetly, gently, to pass away
From earth’s dim twilight to perfect day. [Refrain]

3 To list to the music of angel lyres,
To catch the rapture of seraph fires;
To lean in trust on the risen One,
Till borne away to a fadeless throne,
Then, oh, to be ready when death shall come,
And oh, to be ready to hasten home. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #148

Author: C. E. Rowley

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First Line: O to be ready when death shall come
Author: C. E. Rowley



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Crowning Day, No. 6 #148

The Happy Singer #d109

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