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Wells 28b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Israel Holdroyd, 1722
Poet: Isaac Watts, 1707
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Life is the time to serve the Lord,
The time tíinsure the great reward;
And while the lamp holds out to burn
The vilest sinner may return.


Life is the Time to serve the LORD,, Stanza 1
2
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.


Life is the Time to serve the LORD,, Stanza 2
3
The living know that they must die,
But all the dead forgotten lie;
Their memíry and their sense is gone,
Alike unknowing and unknown.


Life is the Time to serve the LORD,, Stanza 3