The Judgment Day

Are you living for today

Author: Oswald J. Smith
Tune: [Are you living for today]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Are you living for today,
With the future far away,
Knowing not that ere the night
Death may come and claim His right?
Then, I bid you stop and think
Ere you reach the awful bring,
For ‘twill then be all too late,
To avoid your certain fate!

Refrain:
Are you ready for the judgment day?
Are you ready for the judgment day?
Have you pardon full and free
Through the Saviour slain for thee?
Are you ready for the judgment day?

2 Have you turned away the Light,
Sought the darkness and the night,
Do you tread in error’s way,
And avoid the Saviour’s way?
Oh, beware! beware, I pray,
And the voice of God obey,
For to turn away the Light
Is to dwell in endless night. [Refrain]

3 Have you lost the sense of sin,
Silenced Conscience’s voice within,
Placed the judgment far away,
Fought the light and shunned the day?
You will meet in sin or grace,
Meet the Saviour face to face;
‘Tis for you the question when?
You must meet Him now or then. [Refrain]

4 Is it better then to sin
Than to have His peace within?
For the Saviour came to God,
Bending low beneath the rod—
Died for guilty sinners lost,
Paid the debt at fearful cost;
Oh, then come! no longer wait,
Ere forever ‘tis too late! [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #20

Author: Oswald J. Smith

Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you living for today
Title: The Judgment Day
Author: Oswald J. Smith
Refrain First Line: Are you ready for the judgment day
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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