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The Future

O I often sit and ponder, when the sun is sinking low

Author: Jennie Stout
Tune: [O I often sit and ponder] (Armen)
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Oh, I often sit and ponder,
When the sun is sinking low,
Where shall yonder future find me;
Does but God in heaven know?
Shall I be among the living?
Shall I mingle with the free?
Wheresoe’er my path be leading,
Saviour, keep my heart with thee.

Chorus:
Oh, the future lies before me,
And I know not where I’ll be,
But where’er my path be leading,
Saviour, keep my heart with thee. [Chorus]

2 Shall I be at work for Jesus,
Whilst he leads me by the hand,
And to those around be saying,
Come and join his happy band?
Come, for all things now are ready,
Come, his faithful foll'wer be;
Oh, where’er my path be leading,
Saviour, keep my heart with thee. [Chorus]

3 But perhaps my work for Jesus
Soon in future may be done,
All my earthly trials ended,
And my crown in heaven won;
Then forever with the ransomed
Thro’ eternity I’d be
Chanting hymns to him who bought me
With his blood shed on the tree. [Chorus]


Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #8

Author: Jennie Stout

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Text Information

First Line: O I often sit and ponder, when the sun is sinking low
Title: The Future
Author: Jennie Stout
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the future lies before me
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1660
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The Cyber Hymnal #1660

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