1 Prepare ye for service, put on the Gospel Armor,
Prepare ye for service, attend your Lord’s command;
Advance to the conflict, nor fear evil forces,
By faith ye shall conquer and possess the land.
Then prepare ye for service, ready and willing
Quickly to answer when Jesus calls;
Then prepare ye for service, his work pursuing,
Rest will be sweet when the twilight falls.
2 Prepare ye for service by daily pray’r and praising,
Prepare ye for service by kneeling at his feet;
In cheerful submission and deep consecration,
Let self be rejected, for his use made meet. [Refrain]
3 Prepare ye for service, be ready at his bidding,
Prepare ye for service, delay not at his calls;
Each day struggle onward, his work gladly doing,
And rest will be sweeter when the twilight falls. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >