Why should we boast of time to come

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1 Why should we boast of time to come,
Though but a single day;
This hour may fix our final doom,
Tho’ strong, and young, and gay.

2 The present we should now redeem,
This only is our own;
The past, alas! is all a dream,
The future is unknown.

3 O, think what vast concerns depend
Upon a moment’s space;
When life and all its cares shall end
In vengeance or in grace.

4 O, for that pow’r which melts the heart,
And lifts the soul on high,
Where sin, and grief, and death depart,
And pleasures never die.

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #189a

Author: M. Wilks

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First Line: Why should we boast of time to come
Author: M. Wilks


DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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