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 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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