How reads your life book

The world of sinners know not God

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [The world of sinners know not God]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The world of sinners know not God,
Nor read the gospel true;
They care not for the holy Word,
But they are reading you.

A gospel others daily see,
Your words and deeds inditing;
Oh, what do men read in your life—
In the book that you are writing?

2 Oh, are you writing deeds of love,
Of holiness and grace?
And do they see the peace of God
Illuminate your face? [Refrain]

3 Do you desire that men shall think
That God is what you say?
Or that a man who lives like you
Is on the narrow way? [Refrain]

4 Oh, write upon your daily page
A gospel that is true,
And that will lead a soul to God
If he shall follow you. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #57

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The world of sinners know not God
Title: How reads your life book
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Refrain First Line: A gospel others daily see
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #442

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Songs of Grace and Glory #57

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