I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.@Revelation 20:12

Neal A. McAulay, 1904. Appeared in The Old Story in Song, edited by Arthur S. Magann, William J. Kirkpatrick & Henry L. Gilmour (Philadephia, Pennsylvania: Praise Publishing Company, 1906), number 31. Compare Must I Go, and Empty Handed?

John P. Hillis (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Neal A. McAulay (1854-1928)

Will I empty handed be
When beside the crystal sea
I shall stand before the everlasting throne?
Must I have a heart of shame
As I answer to my name,
With no works that my Redeemer there can own?

When the harvest days are past,
Shall I hear Him say at last,
Welcome, toiler, I’ve prepared for thee a place?
Shall I bring Him golden sheaves,
Ripened fruit, not faded leaves,
When I see the blessèd Savior face to face?

When the books are opened wide,
And the deeds of all are tried,
May I have a record whiter than the snow?
When my race on earth is run,
May I hear Him say, Welcome,
Take the crown that Love immortal doth bestow
?