In death there is no remembrance of Thee: in the grave who shall give Thee thanks?@Psalm 6:5

Frank­lin E. Bel­den, Christ in Song (Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan: Re­view & Her­ald, 1900), num­ber 19.

Franz W. Abt, ar­ranged by Frank­lin Bel­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden (1858–1945)
Courtesy of Ellen G. White Estate

Not in the hour of death,
Not when the pulse is low;
Not with the failing breath,
Not when you fear to go.

Refrain

Come to Him now, come,
Come to Him now;
Jesus can save,
O come to Him now;
Jesus will save,
O come to Him now.

Not when the frost of time
Has changed the gold to gray;
Come in the golden prime
Of manhood’s summer day.

Refrain

Not when the noon of care
Has robbed the flow’rs of dew;
Come in the morning fair,
Of life’s glad springtime new.

Refrain