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The words to this old hymn came to me today [The words were attributed to A.C. Palmer and Americans have sung them to a tune by Charles D. Tillman for over a century]:

Ready to suffer grief or pain,
Ready to stand the test;
Ready to stay at home and send
Others, if he sees best.

Ready to go, ready to bear,
Ready to watch and pray;
Ready to stand aside and give,
'Til he shall clear the way.

Ready to speak, ready to think,
Ready with heart and brain;
Ready to stand where he sees fit,
Ready to stand the strain.

Ready to speak, ready to warn,
Ready o'er souls to yearn;
Ready in life, ready in death,
Ready for his return.

Ready to go, ready to stay,
Ready my place to fill;
Ready for service, lowly or great,
Ready to do his will.

Thinking about being hot or cold and not lukewarm in service for the Kingdom, I wonder how much I am ready to do great tasks and how willing I am to do menial ones. How about you? Are you ready?

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Thanks for posting the gospel song, "Ready." It sets a high standard of sacrifice indeed! I'm preaching tomorrow on Genesis 22, about God's command that Abraham offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. "Ready" would make a good closing hymn!

Some credit the text of the song to A. C. Palmer, others to Charles Tillman. But there is no definite evidence for either.

11:10 AM

Robert, welcome.

If either of these men wrote it, or if another did, the words, like those of many old hymns, are certainly inspiring.

Thanks for visiting.

8:24 AM

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