A rich man was he, and his acres were broad

A rich man was he, and his acres were broad

Author: Vivian A. Dake
Tune: [A rich man was he, and his acres were broad]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 A rich man was he, and his acres were broad,
And his barns he tore down to guild more;
“But thy soul is required, thou fool,” said his God,
“Then to whom shall thy goods be restored?”

Refrain:
Eternity’s beggar! the call he had heard,
But the warning, he turned it away;
O sinner! then list to the voice of thy God,
And turn to the Lord while you may.

2 He looked all aghast at the sound of that voice,
As he gazed on his rich earthly store;
But it melted away; he had made a sad choice,
He was poverty’s slave ever more. [Refrain]

3 Out, out from his mansion he wandered away,
To the depths of eternity’s night,
To bed for relief, and to long for the day,
Which shall gladden, no never, his sight. [Refrain]

Source: The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #73

Author: Vivian A. Dake

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1854, Or­e­gon, Ogle Coun­ty, Il­li­nois. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1892, on a ship near Sier­ra Le­one. Buried: At sea. Dake was the found­er of the Pent­a­cost Bands (not Pen­te­cost­al) that evan­gel­ized Il­li­nois, Io­wa, Kan­sas and Oh­io. He was on a miss­ion­a­ry trip at the time of his death. --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

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First Line: A rich man was he, and his acres were broad
Author: Vivian A. Dake
Refrain First Line: Eternity's beggar, the call he had heard

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The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #73

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