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Shall Walk in White

There comes a time when life is sped

Author: Horatio Gates Spafford
Tune: [There comes a time when life is sped]
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Audio files: MIDI

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1 There comes a time when life is sped,
When they who loved the Lord that bled,
And followed wheresoe’er He led,
Shall walk in white.

2 They yield Him here their latest breath,
Love not their lives unto the death,
And soon with crowns a conq’ror hath,
They’ll walk in white.

3 Not those grown cold in their desire,
Not those defiled in their attire,
Not those escaped so as by fire,
Shall walk in white.

4 ‘Tis not to make this earth our home—
‘Tis not in part to overcome,
Some sin denied, still grasping some,
To walk in white.

5 It is to love the Lord alone;
It is to hear Well done! well done;
It is to share the Savior’s throne,
To walk in white.

6 It is to sup at His dear side;
It is within His robe to hide;
Ah, heart! it is to be His bride,
To walk in white.

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #195

Author: Horatio Gates Spafford

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First Line: There comes a time when life is sped
Title: Shall Walk in White
Author: Horatio Gates Spafford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #195

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