Will it pay

There's a question that comes to us all

Tune: [There’s a question that comes to us all]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a question that comes to us all,
With alarm, many times in a day;
It seems like a kind angels call,
And asks those who sin, will it pay?
Will it pay to make pleasure the goal,
And trifle our brief lives a way,
At the price of the blood-redeemed soul?
Do you think, at such cost it will pay?

Refrain:
Will it pay? will it pay?
Do you think after all it will pay?
Will it pay? will it pay?
Do you think after all it will pay?

2 Should a comrade invite you to drink,
Or engage for a wager to play,
Be careful my friend, stop and think;
Consider the cost, will it pay?
Will it pay, for the charm of the cup,
To fill life with woe and dismay?
O the folly of sin! give it up!
Do you think, at such cost it will pay? [Refrain]

3 Or perhaps you have learned to profane,
One who blesses and loves you each day,
And oft take his great name in vain;
My brother will such folly pay?
Will it pay you to forfeit your right,
To the beautiful mansions above,
And be banished in darkness and night,
Far away from his bountiful love? [Refrain]

4 Oh, consider the words of the Lord,
For they teach us a far better way;
His counsels true pleasure afford,
And serving him surely will pay,
It is better to turn from all sin,
And love the Redeemer and pray,
Than to forfeit the blood-redeemed soul,
And be cast from his presence away. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #202

Text Information

First Line: There's a question that comes to us all
Title: Will it pay

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Songs for Worship #68b

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The Highway Hymnal #87

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #202

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #153

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