Scripture Verse

Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6


Words & Mu­sic: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, Sing­ing by the Way (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Bard­well, Black­mer, 1890), alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Black­mer (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Would you have the Lord in the last great day,
When before Him you shall stand,
Welcome you as He shall the well done say,
To a place at His right hand?


He will say well done if you have been faithful,
Ever faithful in the service of the Lord;
He will say well done if you have been faithful,
Ever obedient unto His word.

Oh, the wondrous joy that shall thrill us then,
If the Judge, the Righteous One,
Shall before His Father confess us there
And shall say to us well done.


But what awful terror shall then be felt!
What remorse shall seize the heart
Of the poor, lost one, when the Judge that day
Shall pronounce that word depart.


Seek the Savior, then, while He may be found,
For He is the only one
Who can save you now and in that great day,
And can say to you well done.