Be Ready for the Call

There's a happy day to come

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [There’s a happy day to come]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 There’s a happy day to come,
Yes, ‘tis coming by and by,
When we all may join the white-robed throng,
And praise the Lord on high.
With the angels we shall sing
Joyful praises to our King:
Be ready for the coming of the Lord.

Be ready for the call at morning, noon or night;
Have on the wedding garments and your lamps burning bright.

2 Jesus left us long ago,
And He promised in His word,
To prepare us all a mansion
In the city of our God;
And the time is drawing nigh,
When we’ll meet Him in the sky:
Be ready for the coming of the Lord. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ the path may oft be dark,
And our hearts may weary grow,
And the burdens may oppress us
While we tarry here blow—
Yet we know ‘twill all be o’er,
When we reach that shining shore:
Be ready for the coming of the Lord. [Refrain]

4 What a sad thing it would be,
If, unheeding to His word,
We neglect the preparation
For the coming of the Lord.
Sinner, seek Him while you may,
For there’s danger in delay:
Be ready for the coming of the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #124

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a happy day to come
Title: Be Ready for the Call
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Be ready for the call at morning
Copyright: Public Domain


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Boundless Love #124

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