All is Ready (the master said)

This hymn has words by Fanny Crosby (1820-1915), although it was originally published under one of her pseudonyms, Sallie L Smith. It is set to a tune by John R Sweney (1837-1899).

It is based on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22).


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Lyrics:

Traditional lyrics

All is ready, the Master, said,
All is ready, the feast is spread;
Sweet His message of love to all,
Yet how many will slight the call!

Refrain
Why, why, why will you die?
Ask, and the Saviour will freely forgive;
Why, why, why will you die?
Only a look, and your soul shall live.

All is ready, He calleth still;
Come, and welcome, whoever will;
Bring your burdens of doubts and fears,
Bring your sorrow, your cares and tears.

Though His mercy prolongs your day,
Time is precious, no more delay;
Now He listens to hear your prayer,
Haste the garment of praise to wear.

Take the pardon His love bestows,
Take the water of life that flows;
Lo, He standeth beside the door:
Hear the Spirit your hearts implore.


Modern lyrics

All is ready, the Master, said,
All is ready, the feast is spread;
Sweet His message of love to all,
Yet how many will slight the call!

Refrain
Why, why, why will you die?
Ask, and the Saviour will freely forgive;
Why, why, why will you die?
Only a look, and your soul shall live.

All is ready, He calls you still;
Come, and welcome, whoever will;
Bring your burdens of doubts and fears,
Bring your sorrow, your cares and tears.

Though His mercy prolongs your day,
Time is precious, no more delay;
Now He listens to hear your prayer,
Haste the garment of praise to wear.

Take the pardon His love bestows,
Take the water of life that flows;
Lo, He stands beside the door:
Hear the Spirit your hearts implore.

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