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TIME AND ETERNITY




Lo! on a narrow neck of land,
'Twixt two unbounded seas I stand.
Yet how insensible!
A point of time—a moment's space—
Removes me to yon heav'nly place,
Or—shuts me up in hell!


O God, my inmost soul convert.
And deeply on my thoughtless heart.
Eternal things impress;
Give me to feel their solemn weight.
And save me, ere it be too late—
Wake me to righteousness.


Before me place, in bright array.
The pomp of that tremendous day.
When thou with clouds shalt come.
To judge the nations at thy bar;
And tell me, Lord, shall I be there.
To meet a joyful doom?


Be this my one great business here.
With holy trembling, holy fear.
To make my calling sure!
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil.
And suffer all thy righteous will,
And to the end endure!


Then, Saviour, then my soul receive,
Transported from this vale, to live
And reign with thee above,
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight,
And hope in full supreme delight,
And everlasting love.


---Alternative verses---


Lo! on a narrow neck of land,
'Twixt two unbounded seas I stand.
Secure, insensible!
A point of time—a moment's space—
Removes me to that heavenly place,
Or—shuts me up in hell!


O God, my inmost soul convert.
And deeply on my thoughtless heart.
Eternal things impress;
Give me to feel their solemn weight.
And tremble on the brink of fate,
And wake to righteousness.


Before me place, in dread array.
The pomp of that tremendous day.
When thou with clouds shalt come.
To judge the nations at thy bar;
And tell me, Lord, shall I be there.
To meet a joyful doom?


Be this my one great business here.
With serious industry and fear.
Eternal bliss t' insure!
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil.
And suffer all thy righteous will,
And to the end endure!


O Saviour, then my soul receive,
Then bid me in thy presence live,
And reign with thee above;
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight,
And hope in full, supreme delight,
And everlasting love.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 6 8 8 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 39:4-5;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 620
      1866# 495
      MUSIC
      Name: MERIBAH
      Meter: 8 8 6 8 8 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1839
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
        8 8 6 8 8 6
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