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O, To Be Ready

O to be robed and ready

Author: Frank M. Davis
Tune: [O, to be robed and ready]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O, to be robed and ready,
Ready when the Lord shall come;
O, to be waiting, watching,
Watching for the summons home.

O, to be ready, O, to be waiting,
Waiting for the Lord to come;
O, to be waiting, watching,
Watching for the summons home.

2 O, to be robed and ready,
Ready for the call to go;
Washed in the crimson fountain,
Till ev’ry stain is white as snow. [Refrain]

3 O, to be robed and ready,
Ready, for it may be near;
When in a cloud of glory
Blessed Jesus shall appear. [Refrain]

4 O, to be robed and ready,
Ready for eternal rest;
Ready to join the ransomed
In the city of the blest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12912

Author: Frank M. Davis

Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O to be robed and ready
Title: O, To Be Ready
Author: Frank M. Davis
Refrain First Line: O, to be ready
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12912
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12912

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