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

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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]

Source: The Service of Praise #131

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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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