Scripture Verse

Whoever believes…is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:18

Introduction

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Barney E. Warren
1867–1951

Words & Mu­sic: Bar­ney E. War­ren, Ech­oes from Glo­ry (Grand Junc­tion, Michigan: Gos­pel Trum­pet Pub­lish­ing, 1893), num­ber 128 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Where is thy hope, poor sinner?
What are you going to do?
O, hope is a God-given anchor,
Lavished so freely on you;
If it is fixed in the Savior,
On that bright shore you will land;
But, if in sin you still linger,
Sad your end.

Refrain

Lost, forever!
Lost, forever!
Oh, how sad!

Where is thy refuge, sinner?
Look where your pathway will end;
Repent, or you’ll perish forever,
Awful destruction’s at hand;
Heaven, or hell you are choosing,
Fixing and sealing your fate;
God and His mercy refusing,
Lost! too late!

Refrain

What can you plead, poor sinner,
In the great Judgment Day?
See, Heaven now offers you favor,
Oh, do not cast it away.
Slighted, the warnings repeated,
Leave you in Satan’s control;
And with all Heaven rejected,
Lost your soul.

Refrain

Where you will go, poor sinner?
How will your soul escape?
O think of thy lot, when forever
Cast in the dark burning lake.
If, then you’re lost and forgotten,
Writhing in flames of despair,
You will remember you’ve chosen
To be there.

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