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Thy Hope For Eternity

O, what is thy hope for the future

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [O, what is thy hope for the future]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O, what is thy hope for the future,
And what of thyself canst thou say?
Art thou coming repentant to Jesus,
Or grieving the Spirit away?
Art thou building a house that will perish,
Or one that forever will stand?
Remember the fate of the foolish man
That trusted the sinking sand.

The blood of the crucified Savior
Was shed on the cross for thee;
But what is thy hope for the future,
Thy hope for eternity?

2 O, what is thy hope for the future?
’Tis time thou shouldst think of thy soul,
When the moments like arrows are flying,
And the years, oh how swiftly they roll.
Art thou storing the lessons of wisdom,
So patiently taught by thy Lord?
Or carelessly treading beneath thy feet
The pearls of His precious Word? [Refrain]

3 Say, what is thy hope for the future,
And where is thy haven? O where?
Art thou nearing the harbor of glory,
Or nearing the brink of despair?
While the Savior still waits to be gracious,
Make haste, and His pardon implore;
Make haste, or the mercy that warns thee now,
Will plead with thy soul no more. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8554

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: O, what is thy hope for the future
Title: Thy Hope For Eternity
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The blood of the crucified Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8554
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The Cyber Hymnal #8554

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