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603. 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,
Thought of that now clouds my brow. [Refrain]

3 Oh, 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. [Refrain]

4 Oh, 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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: "Must I go, and empty-handed,&#8221
Title: Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?
Author: Charles C. Luther (1877)
Meter: D
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Must_I_Go_and_Empty_Handed); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (112)
Refrain First Line: “Must I go, and empty-handed?”
Tune Information
Name: [Must I go, and empty-handed]
Composer: George C. Stebbins (1878)
Meter: D
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Must_I_Go_and_Empty_Handed); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (112)

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