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Say, are You Ready?

Should the death angel knock at thy chamber

Author: Aldine S. Kieffer
Tune: [Should the Death Angel knock at thy chamber] (O'Kane)
Published in 69 hymnals

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1 Should the Death Angel knock at thy chamber,
In the still watch of tonight,
Say, will your spirit pass into torment,
Or to the land of delight?

Say, are you ready? O are you ready?
If the Death Angel should call, (should call,)
Say, are you ready? O are you ready?
Mercy stands waiting for all.

2 Many sad spirits now are departing
Into the world of despair;
Ev'ry brief moment brings your doom nearer;
Sinner, O sinner, beware! [Chorus]

3 Many redeemed ones now are ascending
Into the mansions of light;
Jesus is pleading, patiently pleading,
Oh, let Him save you tonight. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #149

Author: Aldine S. Kieffer

Full name Aldine Silliman Kiefer Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Should the death angel knock at thy chamber
Title: Say, are You Ready?
Author: Aldine S. Kieffer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Say, are you ready? O, are you ready
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6295
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The Cyber Hymnal #6295

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