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171. If Thou But Knew The Life

1 If Thou but knew the life that thou art leading
In sin and shame, is Satan's tyranny,
Thou wouldest kneel at once, with Jesus pleading,
That He thy soul from bondage might set free.
Oh, how thy Savior would rejoice,
If thou should'st now begin to listen to His voice!

2 If thou but knew the grace so freely given,
Its blessed pow'r and readiness to save,
Thou wouldest not resist the call from heaven,
But cease at once in Satan's chains to slave.
Oh, how thy Savior would rejoice,
If Thou should'st now begin to listen to His voice!

3 If thou but knew the snares of idle dreaming
Of which unwary souls are ever fond,
Thou wouldest seek the light from heaven beaming
That leadeth safely to the goal beyond.
Oh, how thy Savior would rejoice,
If thou should'st now begin to listen to His voice!

4 Oh, wouldest thou but once for all surrender
Thyself to Christ in pray'r and grief for sin,
Thou shouldest feel thyself by love most tender
Surrounded and the peace of Jesus win.
Oh, how thy Savior would rejoice,
If Thou should'st now begin to listen to His voice!

5 Oh, wouldest thou, when God to thee is calling,
But seize the hand that can salvation give,
And do it now, before the night is falling
Upon the souls that still in sin do live.
Oh, how thy Savior would rejoice,
If Thou should'st now begin to listen to His voice!

Text Information
First Line: If Thou but knew the life that thou art leading
Title: If Thou But Knew The Life
Original Language: Danish
Author: H. A. Brorson
Meter: 11, 10, 11, 10, 8, 12.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1927
Topic: Call and Repentance
Notes: Danish first line: Ak vidste du, som gaar i Syndens Laenke; Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Tune Information
Name: [If thou but knew the life that thou are leading]
Composer: C. Balle
Meter: 11, 10, 11, 10, 8, 12.
Key: C Major



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