The always ready band

We're a band of busy children

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [We're a band of busy children]
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1 We’re a band of busy children,
Ever working for our King;
We are faithful in hi service,
And we love to sweetly sing.

Always ready!
Always ready!
We are glad to lend a helping hand,
We’re the “Always Ready” Band!

2 To the church and school we’re loyal,
In our places always here;
And at every call for action,
We are first to volunteer. [Refrain]

3 Unto timid little strangers
Give we welcome quick and warm,
Keeping watch each day to rescue,
Precious lambs from sin and harm. [Refrain]

4 ‘Mid the poor and sad and lonely,
There is much that we can do,
If we’re ready, always ready,—
To our name and motto true. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #53

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

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First Line: We're a band of busy children
Title: The always ready band
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: Always ready
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #53

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