8120. Are You Ready?

1 Should the summons, quickly flying,
On the slumbering nations fall,
Lo! the heavenly Bridegroom cometh,
Would the sound your souls appall?

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

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

3 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? [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Should the summons, quickly flying
Title: Are You Ready?
Author: Mary D. James
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: The Garner, by John R. Sweney (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1878)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: John Robson Sweney (1878)
Meter: 87.87 d
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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