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REFLECTION ON LIFE AND ETERNITY




Eternity is just at hand!—
And shall I waste my ebbing sand?
And careless view departing day.
And throw my inch of time away?


Eternity! tremendous sound!
To guilty souls a dreadful wound!
But O! if Christ and heaven be mine,
How sweet the accents! how divine!


Be this my chief, my only care,
My high pursuit, my ardent pray’r—
An int’rest in the Saviour’s blood,
My pardon seal’d and peace with God;


But should my brightest hopes be vain;
The rising doubts how sharp its pain!
My fears, O gracious God, remove,
Confirm my tide to thy love.


But an eternity there is
Of endless woe, or endless bliss;
And swift as time fulfils its round.
We to eternity are bound.


What countless millions of mankind
Have left this fleeting world behind!
They're gone! but where?—ah, pause and see.
Gone to a long, eternity.


Sinner! canst thou for ever dwell
In all the fiery deeps of hell;
And is death nothing, then to thee;
Death, and a dread eternity?


Search, Lord, O search my inmost heart,
And light, and hope, and joy impart;
From guilt and error set me free,
And guide me safe to heaven and thee.


---Alternative verses---


Lo! an eternity there is,
Of bitter woe, or endless bliss;
And swift as time fulfills its round,
We to eternity are bound.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Is 57:15;
      MUSIC
      Name: DUKE STREET
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1793
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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