O what shall it profit thee, brother

O what shall it profit thee, brother

Author: Manie P. Ferguson
Tune: [O what shall it profit thee, brother]
Published in 9 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?

Refrain:
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
Author: Manie P. Ferguson
Refrain First Line: How much it will profit thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Glorious Hymns #21

Kingdom Songs #d165

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Make Christ King #110

Revival Glory #d145

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d431

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The Crowning Day #102

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The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #42

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #132

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Voices of Praise #49

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