Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

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

Full 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.

Refrain:
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

(no biographical information available about C. E. Rowley.) Go to person page >

Text Information

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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #148TextAudioPage Scan
The Happy Singer #d109



Advertisements