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Written Before Me

What are you writing on the page of life

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [What are you writing on the page of life]
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1 What are you writing on the page of life,
Moment by moment is the record made,
Letter by letter, word by word it grows,
Is this a thought that makes your heart afraid?

Writing, yes, writing as the moments fly,
Writing, yes, writing as the days go by,
Writing, yes, writing for God’s holy eye,
What are you writing today?

2 What are you writing in the sight of God,
To His all-seeing eye it all is plain,
Read it with Him and face the record black,
Then let Him wash away each shameful stain? [Refrain]

3 What is He writing in His heav’nly book.
What is the record for eternity,
Has the dark page been made as white as snow,
Or must you face each entry by and by. [Refrain]

4 What is the record written day by day,
Is there an entry of some service sweet,
Some deed of love recorded by Himself,
Which His approval and His smile will greet. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #106

Author: Ada R. Habershon

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Text Information

First Line: What are you writing on the page of life
Title: Written Before Me
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Writing, yes, writing as the moments fly
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #106

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