Prepare Ye for Service

Prepare ye for service, put on the Gospel Armor

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Prepare ye for service, put on the Gospel Armor]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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]

Source: The Service of Praise #131

Author: C. Austin Miles

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Prepare ye for service, put on the Gospel Armor
Title: Prepare Ye for Service
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Then prepare ye for service, ready and willing
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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