213. Christ, or the World

1 Christ, or the world!
Which shall it be?
Choose for time and eternity;
Here’s a refuge, a rest, a home
There are torments and wrath to come,
Why a wanderer longer roam?

I and my house will serve the Lord;
If we prove faithful,
We shall have great reward.

2 Christ, or the world!
Which will ye seek?
Let the awak’ning conscience speak;
There are mansions so bright and fair,
Where, beloved and kindred are,
Will you meet with them over there? [Refrain]

3 Christ, or the world!
Which bringeth peace?
Worldly pleasures or holiness?
Why continue ‘mid doubt and fear?
Why not go to the Saviour dear?
Be assured of a welcome there. [Refrain]

4 Christ, or the world!
Choose well—today?
There is danger in more delay;
Soon will vanish the gospel light,
And the spirit will take its flight,
Then will issue eternal night. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Christ, or the world!
Title: Christ, or the World
Author: J. H. K.
Refrain First Line: I and my house will serve the Lord
Publication Date: 1996
Tune Information
Name: [Christ, or the world]
Composer: J. H. Kurzenknabe


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