Song: Are You Ready? in The Great Awakening

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Published in The Great Awakening (Copyright 1886, by The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
James, Mary Dagworthy

Page 16
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 13
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

Are You Ready?, #13

Lyrics

Verse 1
Should the summons quickly flying,
On the slumb’ring nations fall,–
Lo! the Heav’nly Bridegroom cometh,
Would the sound your souls appall?

Chorus 1
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Should you hear the midnight call?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Should you hear the midnight call?

Verse 2
What if now the startling mandate
Should the sleeping virgins hear,–
Are your lamps all trimmed and burning
Should the Bridegroom now appear?

Chorus 2
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Now to see your Lord appear?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Now to see your Lord appear?

Verse 2
Is there oil in all your vessels?
Are your garments pure and white?
Are they washed in the cleansing Fountain,
Fit to stand in Jesus’ sight?

Chorus 3
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Are your lamps all clear and bright?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Are your lamps all clear and bright?

Verse 4
Rise! ye virgins,–sleep no longer,–
Lest the call your souls surprise!
Lest ye fail to meet the Bridegroom,
When He cometh from the skies.

Chorus 4
Oh, be ready! Oh, be ready!
Hasten, from your slumbers rise!
Oh, be ready! Oh, be ready!
Hasten, from your slumbers rise!