1 Will I empty-handed be
When beside the crystal sea
I shall stand before the everlasting throne?
Must I have a heart of shame
As I answer to my name,
With no works that my Redeemer there can own.
2 When the harvest days are past,
Shall I hear Him say at last,
"Welcome, toiler, I've prepared for thee a place?"
Shall I bring Him golden sheaves,
Ripened fruit, not faded leaves,
When I see the blessed Savior face to face?
3 When the books are opened wide,
And the deeds of all are tried,
May I have a record whiter than the snow.
When my race on earth is run,
May I hear Him say, "Well done,"
Take the crown that love immortal doth bestow.
Source: Revival Praises #168
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #399||Shall I Empty-Handed Be?||Shall I empty-handed be||[Shall I empty-handed be]||Maud Frazer; N. A. McAulay||1989||Soul Winning and Service ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #10611||Will I Empty Handed Be?||Will I empty handed be||[Will I empty handed be]||Neal A. McAulay||<cite>The "Old Story" in Song</cite> by Arthurs W. Magann, William J. Kirkpatrick, and Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia: Praise Publishing Company, 1906)|