Seek Salvation Today

We never shall be happy if we walk the ways of sin

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [We never shall be happy if we walk the ways of sin]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We never shall be happy if we walk the ways of sin,
‘Tis a path that leads onward to sorrow;
If the right we would pursue, it is time we should begin,
For why need we wait till tomorrow?

Let us seek salvation today, yes, today,
Seek salvation today;
If the crown we would secure,
We must make our calling sure,
And seek salvation today.

2 We’ll never get to heaven if we do not learn the way,
And prepare for the journey before us;
If for Jesus we would live, we must always watch and pray,
And thus will His banner be o’er us. [Refrain]

3 The tempter may assail us, but with Jesus by our side,
And a hope in His power possessing,
We will make His holy word still our counsel and our guide,
And count every trial a blessing. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #35

Author: Josephine Pollard

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We never shall be happy if we walk the ways of sin
Title: Seek Salvation Today
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: Let us seek salvation today, yes, today
Copyright: Public Domain



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