Weighed in the balance, and wanting

Weighed in the balance, and wanting

Author: Adelaide A. Procter
Tune: [Weighed in the balance, and wanting]
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1 Weighed in the balance, and wanting!
Judged by the Man crucified;
Hushed is the voice of thy boasting,
“Finished” the kingdom of pride!

Refrain:
Weighed in the balance, and wanting!
Weighed! ev’ry hope now is past;
Christ, the Redeemer, rejected,
“Wanting” the verdict at last!

2 Weighed in the balance, and wanting!
Worthless thy righteousness all;
Built on the sand thy professions;
See how they totter and fall! [Refrain]

3 Weighed in the balance, and wanting!
Cankered thy silver and gold;
Wealth can provide thee no ransom;
Shut is the door of the fold. [Refrain]

4 Weighed in the balance, and wanting!
Missed the bright heavenly goal!
What shall the worldly gain profit,
Losing forever thy soul? [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #51

Author: Adelaide A. Procter

Not to be confused with Adelaide A. Pollard. Adelaide Anne Proctor was born in London, in 1825. Her father, Brian W. Proctor, is well known by his literary nom de guerre of Barry Cornwall. In 1853, Miss Proctor became a contributor to Dickens' "Household Words." Her reputation as a poet was secured by the publication of her first volume of "Legends and Lyrics," in 1858. A second volume was added in 1860. She also published other compositions in poetry and prose. She died in 1864. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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Author: Adelaide A. Procter

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