Will He Bid Us Enter In?

Life is oft beset with sorrows

Author: W. B. Carnes
Tune: [Life is oft beset with sorrows]
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1. Life is oft beset with sorrows,
Trials come on every hand;
Fain would careworn pilgrims borrow
Pleasures from the glory land;
But we bide our time with patience,
Waiting till our Lord shall come,
Waiting till the Master bids us
Enter our eternal home.

Are we ready? Are we ready?
Will we hear the welcome voice
Bid us enter into glory,
And with ransomed souls rejoice?

2. Oft we stumble by the wayside
When temptations spread around;
Thus to lure us from our duty
Satan seeks to drag us down;
But like serpent-bitten Israel,
We can lift our trusting eyes
To the cross of our Redeemer
And our home beyond the skies. [Refrain]

3. Yes, we’ll bide our time with patience,
Battling with the hosts of sin;
If we’re faithful to the Master,
He will bid us enter in;
When we’ve passed the pearly gateway,
When we’ve reached the glory land,
Pain and tears will all be banished
By the loving Father’s hand. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7475

Author: W. B. Carnes

Born: Sep­tem­ber 23, 1860. Died: 1910, Mc­Kin­ney, Tex­as. Buried: Pe­can Grove Cem­e­te­ry, Mc­Kin­ney, Tex­as. Carne grew up in Smith­ville, Ten­nes­see. He en­tered the min­is­try in 1882, and moved to Tex­as in 1888. He served as a Church of Christ min­ister at churche­s in Lan­cas­ter, Wea­ther­ford, Cis­co, Abi­lene, Ter­rell, Cle­burne, Me­lis­sa, and Den­i­son, Texas, and did con­sid­er­a­ble evan­gel­is­tic work. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life is oft beset with sorrows
Title: Will He Bid Us Enter In?
Author: W. B. Carnes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are we ready? Are we ready?
Copyright: Public Domain


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