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Buy up the opportunity, O Christian

Buy up the opportunity, O Christian

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Buy up the opportunity] (Weeden)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Buy up the opportunity,
O Christian, buy today;
For Heaven's ageless mansions buy,
Buy treasures while you may.

Chorus:
Buy up the opportunity,
The souls for when Christ died,
Buy up the opportunity,
Buy for the Crucified.

2 Buy up the opportunity,
It may not long remain;
The evil hosts are bidding, too,
Those precious souls to gain. [Chorus]

3 Buy up the opportunity,
Pay any price to win;
With Heaven's legions watching you,
To falter will be sin. [Chorus]

4 Buy up the opportunity,
At home; in lands afar;
Go quickly! Find the jewels rare,
Each soul a glowing star. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #596

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Buy up the opportunity, O Christian
Author: John R. Clements

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Christ in Song #596

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #55

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