Only a breath which God has given

Only a breath which God has given

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Only a breath, which God has given]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Only a breath, which God has given,
Which He may take away,
Are you prepared if life should cease,
To meet you God today?

Refrain:
Are you prepared, are you prepared?
The heart may cease to beat,
Are you prepared, are you prepared?
Your God to meet?

2 Only a breath, then all is still;
The pulse will beat no more,
But though the body dies, the soul
Must live for evermore. [Refrain]

3 Only a breath, a laboured breath,
And earthly life is past,
Where will your spirit wing its flight
When you have breathed your last? [Refrain]

4 Only a breath, then leaving earth,
With tainted atmosphere,
They who have trusted Christ will rise,
To breathe heaven’s purer air. [Refrain]

5 Only a breath, a gentle breath,
One feeble sigh is given,
Here, a loved form untenanted,
A ransomed soul in heaven. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #153

Author: Ada R. Habershon

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Text Information

First Line: Only a breath which God has given
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Are you prepared
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #153

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