Scripture Verse

Ye know not what shall be on the morrow. James 4:14

Introduction

Words: Jen­nie Stout, in The Sab­bath Home Praise Book, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1884).

Music: Hy­der­a­bad Asa A. Ar­men (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stout or Ar­men (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Oh, I often sit and ponder,
When the sun is sinking low,
Where shall yonder future find me:
Does but God in Heaven know?
Shall I be among the living?
Shall I mingle with the free?
Wheresoe’er my path be leading,
Savior, keep my heart with Thee.

Refrain

Oh, the future lies before me,
And I know not where I’ll be;
But where’er my path be leading,
Savior, keep my heart with Thee.

Shall I be at work for Jesus,
Whilst He leads me by the hand,
And to those around be saying,
Come and join His happy band?
Come, for all things now are ready,
Come, His faithful follower be
;
Oh, where’er my path be leading,
Savior, keep my heart with Thee.

Refrain

But perhaps my work for Jesus
Soon in future may be done,
All my earthly trials ended,
And my crown in Heaven won;
Then, forever with the ransomed
Thro’ eternity I’d be
Chanting hymns to Him who bought me
With His blood shed on the tree.

Refrain