228. Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?

1 “Must I go, and empty-handed,”
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him,
Lay no trophy at His feet?

“Must I go, and empty-handed?”
Must I meet my Savior so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him:
Must I empty-handed go?

2 Not at death I shrink or falter,
For my Savior saves me now;
But to meet Him empty-handed,
Tho't of that now clouds my brow. [Chorus]

3 O the years in sinning wasted,
Could I but recall them now,
I would give them to my Savior,
To His will I’d gladly bow. [Chorus]

4 O ye saints, arouse, be earnest,
Up and work while yet ’tis day;
Ere the night of death o’ertake thee,
Strive for souls while still you may. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: "Must I go, and empty-handed"
Title: Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?
Author: C. C. Luther
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Confession; Soul Winning
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Must I go, and empty-handed"
Tune Information
Name: [Must I go, and empty-handed]
Composer: George C. Stebbins
Key: D Major

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