1 There’s a wedding feast preparing
For the saved of all mankind;
All the wedding garment wearing,
Will a hearty welcome find.
For the Bridegroom asks you,
And the Bridegroom asks me,
To put on the wedding garment,
For the royal feast prepare;
There’s a welcome for you,
And a welcome for me,
The invitation I’ve accepted I’ll be there.
2 Not a soul on earth is slighted;
“Whosoever will,” said He;
I’m so glad that He invited
An unworthy guest like me. [Refrain]
3 O be ready for the warning
That may come by night or day;
If at midnight or at morning,
Do you loiter on the way. [Refrain]
4 Keep your faith-light calm and steady,
Never doubt the promise made,
But be ever, always ready,
In your wedding robe arrayed. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >