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How Will it Be in Eternity?

The time is swiftly passing onward

Author: R. E. Winsett
Tune: [The time is swiftly passing onward]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The time is swiftly passing onward,
You soon will reach the final end;
And then your life’s work will be over,
Eternity will then begin!

Eternity, eternity,
How will it be in eternity?
Eternity, eternity,
How will it be in eternity?

2 How sad ‘twill be to go to judgment,
And not be ready for that day;
And hear the words of condemnation,
“For e’er depart from me away!” [Refrain]

3 When at the final judgment standing,
How wad ‘twill be to know at last;
Your soul is lost and wreck’d forever,
The chance for life is ever past. [Refrain]

4 What glory it would be forever,
To hear the Saviour’s welcome voice;
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant,
For all eternity rejoice.” [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #43

Author: R. E. Winsett

Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music. Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899. He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory. He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The time is swiftly passing onward
Title: How Will it Be in Eternity?
Author: R. E. Winsett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Eternity, eternity, how will it be
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Jewel Songs #183

Songs of Old-Time Power #d145

Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #224

Songs of Spiritual Power; Songs that Win #d151

Songs of the Coming King #d106

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Soul Inspiring Songs #43

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