1 What stands between thee and thy Saviour to-day?
O brother, examine thyself now I pray;
Is thy heart with the pleasures of sin satisfied?
Are you bound by the chains of its fashion and pride?
What stands between thee and thy Saviour to-day?
From his smile of approval, what keeps thee away?
Look into thy heart, every idol dethrone,
Let him be its guest who will call thee his own.
2 What stands between thee and thy Saviour to-day?
My sister, what caus'd thee to turn from the way?
Are the toys of this world, with their glitter so bright,
Alluring each sense, taking captive thy sight? [Chorus]
3 What stands between thee and thy Saviour to-day?
O wand'rers from Jesus, why will ye delay?
Come, come to him quickly, confessing thy sin,
O knock, and he'll open and welcome you in. [Chorus]
Miles, Ella Elizabeth. (Athol, Massachusetts, March 24, 1855--December 29, 1914, Holden, Mass.) Advent Christian. Daughter of W.W. Boyden and wife of James A. Miles, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of fifteen. Many of them appeared in early hymn books of her church.
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