262. Time is Earnest

1 Time is earnest, passing by;
Death is earnest, drawing nigh;
Sinner, wilt thou trifling be?
Time and death appeal to Thee.

2 Life is earnest; when 'tis o'er,
Thou returnest never more;
Soon to meet eternity;
Wilt Thou never serious be?

3 God is earnest; kneel and pray,
Ere thy season pass away;
Ere He set His judgment throne—
Vengeance ready, mercy gone.

4 O be earnest! death is near;
Thou wilt perish, ling'ring here:
Sleep no longer, rise and flee;
Lo! thy Saviour waits for thee!

Text Information
First Line: Time is earnest, passing by
Title: Time is Earnest
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Warning and Entreaty
Tune Information
Composer: Thibaut of Navarre

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