O, Be Ready

The judgment day is coming, O be ready when the trumpet calls

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [The judgment day is coming] (Bilhorn)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The judgment day is coming,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls,
To stand before the Master,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls.

Chorus:
Oh, be ready!
Oh, be ready!
Oh, be ready when the Master calls;
Oh, be ready!
Oh, be ready!
Oh, be ready when the Master calls!

2 Ye who reject salvation,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls,
For you was Jesus smitten,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls. [Chorus]

3 Behold, the Bridegroom cometh,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls,
Will you not haste to meet Him?
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls. [Chorus]

4 Why longer grieve the spirit,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls;
Come make your peace with Jesus,
Oh, be ready when the trumpet calls. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #145

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The judgment day is coming, O be ready when the trumpet calls
Title: O, Be Ready
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, be ready
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain

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Crowning glory no. 2 #145

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d337

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