|Stanza||Poetry Source by First Line|
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
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
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