28b. Wells

1. Life is the time to serve the Lord, The time t’insure the great reward; And while the lamp holds out to burn The vilest sinner may return. 2. Life is the hour that God has giv’n, To escape hell and fly to heav’n; The day of grace, and mortals may Secure the blessing of the day. 3. The living know that they must die, But all the dead forgotten lie; Their mem’ry and their sense is gone, Alike unknowing and unknown.

Text Information
First Line: Life is the time to serve the Lord
Title: Wells
Author: Isaac Watts (1707)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Israel Holdroyd (1724)
Key: G Major

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