15227. Are You Ready?

1 What and if the day is breaking,
Day so long by seers foretold,
When, from slumbers deep awaking,
Saints their Savior shall behold;
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Or is still your bosom cold?

2 Are you clothed in bridal raiment,
Woven by anointed hands;
Given thee without thy payment,
Pledge of Love’s unwearied hands?
Are you ready? Are you ready?
See, the portal open stands.

3 Are you washed in holy water,
You so long by sin defiled?
Should He say, "My son," "My daughter,"
Can you say, "Behold Thy child?"
Are you ready? Are you ready?
Thus by Jesus to be styled?

4 Are you you ready for the meeting
With the Savior in the air?
Longing for that holy greeting
With the ransomed myriads there?
If not ready, if not ready,
Oh! for that great day prepare!

Text Information
First Line: What and if the day is breaking
Title: Are You Ready?
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 87.87.87
Language: English
Source: Lyra Anglicana by Robert H. Baynes (London: Houlston & Wright, 1862)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ELLESDIE by Wolfgang A. Mozart; HYFRYDOL by Rowland H. Prichard
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1867)
Meter: 87.87.87
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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