Where Should I Be, If God Should Say

Where should I be, if God should say

Tune: DEPAUW
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Where should I be, if God should say,
I must not live another day;
And send and take away my breath;
What is eternity and death?

2 My body is of little worth,
’Twould soon be mingled with the earth;
For we were made of clay, and must
Again, at death, return to dust.

3 But where my living soul would go
I do not, and I cannot know;
For none were e’er sent back to tell
The joys of Heaven, or pains of hell.

4 Yet, Heav’n must be a world of bliss
Where God Himself for ever is:
Where saints around His throne adore,
And never sin or suffer more.

5 And hell’s a state of endless woe,
Where unrelenting sinners go;
Though none that seek the Savior’s grace
Shall ever see that dreadful place.

6 O! let me then at once apply
To Him who did for sinners die;
And this shall be my great reward—
To dwell for ever with the Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8726

Text Information

First Line: Where should I be, if God should say
Title: Where Should I Be, If God Should Say
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8726
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The Cyber Hymnal #8726

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