829. Life is the time to serve the Lord

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 given
To escape from hell and fly to heaven;
The day of grace; and mortals may
Secure the blessings of the day.

3 Then what my thoughts design to do,
My hands, with all your might pursue;
Since no device, nor work is found,
Nor faith, nor hope, beneath the ground.

4 There are no acts of pardon past
In the cold grave to which we haste;
But darkness, death, and long despair
Reign in eternal silence there.

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First Line: Life is the time to serve the Lord
Author: Watts
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Provisions of the Gospel: Warnings; The Time to Serve the Lord
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