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722. I Want to Be Ready

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Refrain:
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready,
I want to be ready
to walk in Jerusalem just like John.

1 O John, O John, what did you say?
Walk in Jerusalem just like John!
That you'd be there on judgment day.
Walk in Jerusalem just like John!
(Refrain)

2 John said the city was just foursquare.
Walk in Jerusalem just like John!
And he declared he'd meet me there.
Walk in Jerusalem just like John.
(Refrain)

3 Now sinners, mind how you step on the cross.
Walk in Jerusalem just like John!
Your foot might slip and your soul get lost.
Walk in Jerusalem just like John!
(Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: O John, O John, what did you say
Title: I Want to Be Ready
Refrain First Line: I want to be ready
Meter: Irr. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: New Heaven and a New Earth: The Completion of Creation (The City of God); Heaven; Judgment (1 more...)
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Tune Information
Name: I WANT TO BE READY
Adapter and Arranger: William Farley Smith (1986)
Meter: Irr. with Refrain
Key: D Major
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Copyright: Adapt. and arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House



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