Scripture Verse

Watch…for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42

Introduction

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George B. Holsinger
1857–1908

Words: Lau­ra E. New­ell, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Virg­in­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 120, alt.

Music: Čit­luk George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Laura E. Newell
1854–1916

Lyrics

Are you rea­dy for the judg­ment?
It is com­ing by and by,
When the trum­pet sound shall call you
To the bar of God on high,
And the hour no mor­tal know­eth,
E’en the an­gels may not know,
Are you rea­dy for the judg­ment?
You shall reap what­e’er you sow.

Refrain

He is com­ing, Christ is com­ing,
With the an­gels in the air;
Are you rea­dy for the judg­ment?
Will it fill you with des­pair?

God pro­vides a free sal­vation,
He so loved the world He gave,
Christ His on­ly Son be­lov­èd,
Those astray and lost to save;
There’s no way but His, be­lieve it,
And ac­cept the place He gives;
Are you rea­dy for the judg­ment?
Every one who trusts Him lives.

Refrain

Are you rea­dy for the judg­ment?
Soul, no longer id­ly wait,
When to­day’s the time ac­cept­ed,
Hasten ere you be too late—
Christ the great atone­ment calls you,
Cast on Him your sins and care;
Are you rea­dy for the judg­ment?
You a crown of life shall wear.

Refrain