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What Shall It Profit Me Then?

What shall it profit me by and by, O what shall it profit me then?

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [What shall it profit me by and by] (Vail)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What shall it profit me by-and-by,
O, what shall it profit me then?
Whether my pathway on earth was bright,
Whether it led me through dark or light,
Under a gray or a golden sky,
When I look back on it by-and-by?

Refrain:
What shall it profit me then?
What shall it profit me then?
When I look back on it by-and-by,
O, what shall it profit me then?

2 What shall it profit me by-and-by--
O, what shall it profit me then?
Whether in weariness, toil and pain
I have been striving my home to gain--
Striving, not questioning how or why,
If I but rest with Him by-and-by?

Refrain:
What shall it profit me then?
What shall it profit me than?
When I look back on it by-and-by,
What shall it profit me then?

3 What shall it profit me by-and-by--
O, what shall it profit me then?
If I have answered the heavenly call,
Trusted in God as my all in all,
I shall be welcomed to dwell on high--
Dwell with the ransom'd ones by-and-by.

Refrain:
Thus shall it profit me then,
Thus shall it profit me than,
When I look back on it by-and-by,
O, thus shall it profit me then.

4 What shall it profit me by-and-by--
O, what shall it profit me then?
Permit me this--That my gain and loss
Taught my weak spirit to bear the cross;
Bid me look upward to joys on high--
Heaven and happiness by-and-by.

Refrain:
Thus shall it profit me then.
Thus shall it profit me then.
When I look back on it by-and-by,
O, thus shall it profit me then.


Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #137

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What shall it profit me by and by, O what shall it profit me then?
Title: What Shall It Profit Me Then?
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What shall it profit me then
Publication Date: 1895
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bright Gems #d191

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Gospel Praise Book. #280

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International Song Service #137

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