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Where Will You Spend Eternity?

Where will you spend eternity? This question comes to you and me

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Where will you spend eternity] (Tenney)
Published in 58 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1. Where will you spend eternity?
This question comes to you and me!
Tell me, what shall your answer be?
Where will you spend eternity?
Eternity! eternity!
Where will you spend eternity?

2. Many are choosing Christ today,
Turning from all their sins away;
Heav’n, shall their happy portion be?
Where will you spend eternity?
Eternity! eternity!
Where will you spend eternity?

3. Leaving the strait and narrow way,
Going the downward road today,
Sad will their final ending be,--
Lost thro’ a long eternity!
Eternity! eternity!
Lost thro’ a long eternity!

4. Repent, believe, this very hour,
Trust in the Savior’s grace and pow'r.
Then will your joyous answer be,
Saved thro’ a long eternity!
Eternity! eternity!
Saved thro’ a long eternity!

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #105

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where will you spend eternity? This question comes to you and me
Title: Where Will You Spend Eternity?
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Publication Date: 1889
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7732
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6019
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #6019Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #7732TextScoreAudio
Include 56 pre-1979 instances



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