And is this life prolonged to meAuthor: Isaac Watts
Tune: NAOMI (Nägeli)
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Ane is this life prolonged to me?
Are days and seasons giv'n?
O let me, then, prepare to be
A fitter heir of heav'n.
In vain these moments shall not pass,
These golden hours be gone:
Lord, I accept thine offered grace,
I bow before thy throne.
Now cleanse my soul from every sin
By my Redeemer's blood;
Now let my flesh and soul begin
The honors of my God.
Let me no more my soul beguile
With sin's deceitful toys;
Let cheerful hope, increasing still,
Approach to heav'nly joys.
My thankful lips shall loud proclaim
The wonders of thy praise,
And spread the savor of thy name
Where'er I spend my days.
On earth let my example shine,
And when I leave this state,
May heav'n receive this soul of mine
To bliss supremely great.
The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
And is this life prolonged to me? I. Watts. [Decision for Christ.] Appended to his Sermons, 1721-24, vol. iii., and later editions, vol. ii., No. 39, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is based on his Sermon 39 on 1 Cor. iii. 22, "Whether Life or Death,—All are yours," to which he gave the title, "The Right Improvement of Life." The hymn is not in extensive use. It is sometimes abbreviated. The text in the New Congregational Hymn Book, No. 488, is slightly altered.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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