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Life Is the Time to Serve the Lord (Wells) 28b

Tune: Israel Holdroyd, 1724
Lyrics: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Life is the time to serve the Lord,
The time tíensure the great reward;
And while the lamp holds out to burn,
The vilest sinner may return.

Life is the hour that God has givín
To escape hell and fly to heavín;
The day of grace, and mortals may
Secure the blessing of the day.

The living know that they must die,
But all the dead forgotten lie;
Their memíry and their sense is gone,
Alike unknowing and unknown.