Where spend eternity when earth is gone

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [Where spend eternity]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where spend eternity
When earth is gone?
Where will my spirit be
As time goes on?
Earth’s pleasures cannot stay,
Soon, soon they pass away,
Then comes the long, long day,

2 Choose now thy future home,
Choose, weary soul,
Where through eternity
Ages may roll.
Serve faithfully while here,
Bring Christ some souls to cheer,
Love God, then never fear

3 Leaves have their time to fall,
All nature dies,
But we have hope of life,
Beyond the skies.
Joy may be ever thine,
Through Jesus Christ divine,
Heav’n may be thine and mine,

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #3

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where spend eternity when earth is gone
Title: Eternity
Author: Will L. Thompson
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Enduring Hymns #d102

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d128

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d200

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Give Thanks and Sing #3

Sunlight Songs #d135

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