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624. I Wanna Be Ready

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

1 John said the city was just four-square,
To walk in Jerusalem just like John.
and he declared he'd meet me there.
To walk in Jerusalem just like John. Oh, [Refrain]

2 I've never been to heaven but I've been told
To walk in Jerusalem just like John.
that the streets up there are paved with gold.
To walk in Jerusalem just like John. Oh, [Refrain]

3 If you get there before I do,
To walk in Jerusalem just like John.
tell all my friends I'm comin' too.
To walk in Jerusalem just like John. Oh, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: John said the city was just foursquare
Title: I Wanna Be Ready
Refrain First Line: I wanna be ready
Meter: 8 10 8 10 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture:
Topic: The Gospel in the Christian Life: Eternal Life; Heaven; Spirituals
Source: Negro Spiritual
Tune Information
Name: BE READY
Arranger: Evelyn Simpson-Currenton, b. 1953
Meter: 8 10 8 10 with refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 2000, GIA Publications, Inc.



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