1 Why do we waste on trifling cares
That life which God's compassion spares,
While in the various range of thought,
The one thing needful is forgot?
2 Shall God invite us from above?
Shall Jesus urge his dying love?
Shall troubled conscience give us pain?
And all these pleas unite in vain?
3 Not so our eyes will always view
Those objects which we now pursue;
Not so will heav'n and hell appear,
When death's decisive hour is near.
4 Almighty God, thy grace impart;
Fix deep conviction on each heart;
Nor let us waste on trifling cares
That life in which thy compassion spares.
Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #184
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #250||Why will ye waste on trifling cares||Why will ye waste on trifling cares||Philip Doddridge||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7734||While Ye Waste on Trifling Cares||Why will ye waste on trifling cares||ROSE HILL||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|