What Then?

After the pleasures of life are over

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [After the pleasures of life are over]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 After the pleasures of life are o’er,
And you shall stand, face to the shore
Of the dim land of the evermore,
Careless soul, what then?
Careless soul, what then?
Careless soul, what then?
After the pleasures of life are o’er,
Careless soul, what then?

2 After the pulses shall cease to beat,
When at the throne of Lord you meet,
Waiting your doom at the judgment seat,
Careless soul, what then?
Careless soul, what then?
Careless soul, what then?
Waiting your doom at the judgment seat,
Careless soul, what then?

3 After your heart is hushed and still,
After the death-dews, damp and chill,
Over your frame of mortality thrill,
Careless soul, what then?
Careless soul, what then?
Careless soul, what then?
After your heart is hushed and still,
Careless soul, what then?

4 After the trumpet’s awful blast,
After the judgment shall be past,
When you have come to your doom at last,
Poor, lost soul, what then?
Poor, lost soul, what then?
Poor, lost soul, what then?
When you have come to your doom at last,
Poor, lost soul, what then?

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #128

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: After the pleasures of life are over
Title: What Then?
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Careless soul, what then

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Gospel Songs for Men, a Collection of Quartets and Choruses for Male Voices #d5

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d10

Worship in Song #d3

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #128

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Gospel Herald in Song #30

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Gospel Hymns and Songs: for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #128

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Joyful Praise: for Sunday Schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #101

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #134

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #134

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Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #81

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