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O what shall I do to be saved, From the sorrows that burden my soul

O what shall I do to be saved, From the sorrows that burden my soul

Author: J. W. Holman
Tune: [O, what shall I do to be saved] (Bradbury)
Published in 45 hymnals

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1. O! what shall I do to be saved
From the sorrows that burden my soul?
Like the waves in the storm
When the winds are at war,
Chilling floods of distress o’er me roll.
What shall I do? what shall I do?
O! what shall I do to be saved?

2. O! what shall I do to be saved
When the pleasures of youth are all fled?
And the friends I have loved,
From the earth are removed
And I weep o’er the graves of the dead?
What shall I do? what shall I do?
O! what shall I do to be saved?

3. O! what shall I do to be saved
When sickness my strength shall subdue?
Or the world in a day,
Like a cloud roll away,
And eternity opens to view?
What shall I do? what shall I do?
O! what shall I do to be saved?

4. O! Lord, look in mercy on me,
Come, O come and speak peace to my soul:
Unto whom shall I flee,
Dearest Lord, but to Thee,
Thou canst make my poor, broken heart whole.
That will I do! that will I do!
To Jesus I’ll go and be saved!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7293

Author: J. W. Holman

19th Century  Go to person page >

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First Line: O what shall I do to be saved, From the sorrows that burden my soul
Author: J. W. Holman
Refrain First Line: What shall I do be saved
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7293

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