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What Shall It Profit?

What shall it profit me by and by? What shall it profit me then

Author: R. E. Hudson
Tune: [What shall it profit me by and by]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 What shall it profit me by and by?
What shall it profit me then,
If, by my toil, the whole world I should gain,
Spending my strength on its treasures so vain,
Trusting not Him who for sinners was slain,
What shall it profit me then?

2 What shall it profit me by and by?
What shall it profit me then,
If, in a world of enjoyment and show,
On in the path of its pleasures I go,
Caring not, seeking not Jesus to know,
What shall it profit me then?

3 What shall it profit me by and by?
What shall it profit me then,
If I renounce all my idols to-day,
Walk with my Lord, from His side never stray,
Love Him, and serve Him, and trust Him alway,
What shall it profit me then?

4 Yes, it will profit me by and by!
Yes, it will profit me then,
I shall be robed in a garment of white,
Dwell in the mansions of glory and light,
Gaze on the face of my Savior so bright,
Oh, it will profit me then!

Source: Gospel Jewels #51

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Vernon College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What shall it profit me by and by? What shall it profit me then
Title: What Shall It Profit?
Author: R. E. Hudson

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bright Gems #d191
Gospel Jewels #51TextAudioPage Scan
Gospel Melodies #d199
Gospel Praise Book #d293
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #280
International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #137Page Scan
Quartette: containing Songs for the Ransomed, Songs of Love Peace and Joy, Gems of Gospel Song, Salvation Echoes, with one hundred choice selections added #382Page Scan



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