What Shall It Profit Thee?

O what shall it profit thee, brother

Author: Manie P. Ferguson
Tune: [O what shall it profit thee, brother]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, what shall it profit thee, brother,
Houses and acres so broad,
No title to mansions of glory eternal,
And none to the City of God?

What shall it profit thee then?
Tho’ the whole world be thine own,
When the death angel has called for thy spirit,
And mercy forever has flown?

2 Oh, what shall it profit thee, brother,
Friendships to share and to make,
And know not the friendship of Jesus the Saviour,
Of Jesus who died for thy sake? [Refrain]

3 Oh, what shall it profit thee, brother,
Earthly ambition and fame?
If Christ in the life-book of glory eternal
Had never recorded thy name? [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #102

Author: Manie P. Ferguson

Manie Payne Ferguson United Kingdom 1850-1932. Born in Carlow, Ireland, in 1883 she married Theodore Pollock Ferguson, a past Presbyterian minister from Ohio, who had become an itinerant evangelical preacher. They moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1885. He became a pioneer leader in the American Holiness Movement, a Christian evangelist, and social worker, founding, along with her husband, the non-denominational Peniel Mission in 1886. In 1894 they received a significant financial donation from George Studd allowing them to expand the mission. They constructed a 900-seat auditorium and ministry centre there in Los Angeles. They partnered with Studd and Phineas Bresee, each acting as a superintendent of the mission organization. In 1894 D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what shall it profit thee, brother
Title: What Shall It Profit Thee?
Author: Manie P. Ferguson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How much it will profit thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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