7539. Where Is Thy Refuge?

1. Say, where is thy refuge, my brother,
And what is thy prospect today?
Why toil for the wealth that will perish,
The treasures that rust and decay?
Oh, think of thy soul, that forever
Must live on eternity’s shore,
When thou in the dust art forgotten,
When pleasure can charm thee no more.

Refrain
’Twill profit thee nothing, but fearful the cost,
To gain the whole world if thy soul should be lost!
To gain the whole world if thy soul should be lost!

2. The Master is calling thee, brother,
In tones of compassion and love,
To feel that sweet rapture of pardon,
And lay up thy treasure above;
Oh, kneel at the cross where He suffered,
To ransom thy soul from the grave,
The arm of His mercy will hold Thee,
The arm that is mighty to save. [Refrain]

3. The summer is waning, my brother,
Repent, ere the season is past;
God’s goodness to thee is extended,
As long as the day-beam shall last;
Then slight not the warning repeated
With all the bright moments that roll,
Nor say, when the harvest is ended,
That no one hath cared for thy soul. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Say, where is thy refuge, my brother
Title: Where Is Thy Refuge?
Author: Francis Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1874)
Refrain First Line: 'Twill profit thee nothing, but fearful the cost
Language: English
Source: Echoes of Zion, 1874
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Say, where is thy refuge, my brother]
Composer: Silas Jones Vail
Incipit: 55651 76651 77721
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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