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 & 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.