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
Name: WELLS
Composer: Israel Holdroyd (1724)
Key: G Major or modal



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