The Books Will All Be Opened!

You are writing your own book of life

Author: Charles M. Fillmore
Tune: [You are writing your own book of life]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 You are writing your own book of life,
Day by day a record foul or fair;
When at last your work is done,
You must face the judgment throne;
Then the books will all be opened over there.

Oh! the books will be opened, my brother,
You'll be judged by your own, not another;
Then my brother, O beware,
Write your record with great care,
For the books will all be opened over there.

2 You are writing down the tho'ts you think,
You are writing down the deeds you do;
You are writing ev'ry word,
Whether spoken or unheard;
And in judgment they will all be brought to view. [Chorus]

3 What is written once cannot be changed,
But forever must remain the same:
Oh! how great should be your care,
That you make that record fair,
In that book which you are writing in your name. [Chorus]

4 There is just one way to write it true,
Just one way to make your record clear--
Pen each sentence and each word
In the name of Christ the Lord;
Then your open book you'll never, never fear. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Praises #124

Author: Charles M. Fillmore

Charles Millard Fillmore, 1860-1952 Born: Ju­ly 15, 1860, Par­is, Il­li­nois. Died: Sep­tem­ber 17, 1952, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na. Fillmore won a mu­sic schol­ar­ship at the Cin­cin­na­ti Coll­ege of Mu­sic, then taught for a year at Bath Sem­in­a­ry in Ow­ings­ville, Ken­tucky. He then tra­veled for about a year and taught sing­ing class­es in var­i­ous parts of Amer­i­ca. He then went for ad­di­tion­al mu­sic stu­dies in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. He stu­died for the min­is­try at But­ler Un­i­ver­si­ty in In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na, grad­u­at­ing in 1890. He pas­tored in La­fay­ette, In­di­a­na; Shel­by­ville, In­di­a­na; was "State Evan­gel­ist" (for on… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You are writing your own book of life
Title: The Books Will All Be Opened!
Author: Charles M. Fillmore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the books will be opened, my brother
Publication Date: 1898
Copyright: Public Domain



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