Sinners, obey the Gospel word!
Haste to the supper of our Lord!
Be wise to know your gracious day;
All things are ready, come away!
Ready the Father is to own
And kiss his late returning son;
Ready your loving Savior stands,
And spreads for you His bleeding hands.
Ready the Spirit of His love
Just now the stony heart to move;
To apply, and witness with the blood,
And wash and seal you sons of God.
Ready for you the angels wait,
To triumph in your blessed estate;
Tuning their harps, they long to praise
The wonders of redeeming grace.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Are ready, with Their shining host:
All heaven is ready to resound,
The dead’s alive! The lost is found!
Come then, ye sinners, to your Lord,
To happiness in Christ restored;
His proffered benefits embrace,
The plenitude of Gospel grace.
–Charles Wesley (from George Whitefield’s Collection of Hymns, hymn VI)