Must I go, and empty handedAuthor: Charles C. Luther (1877)
Tune: [Must I go, and empty-handed]
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1 “Must I go, and empty-handed,”
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him,
Lay no trophy at His feet?
“Must I go, and empty-handed?”
Must I meet my Savior so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him,
Must I empty-handed go?
2 Not at death I shrink or falter,
For my Savior saves me now;
But to meet Him empty-handed,
Thought of that now clouds my brow. [Refrain]
3 Oh, the years in sinning wasted,
Could I but recall them now,
I would give them to my Savior,
To His will I’d gladly bow. [Refrain]
4 Oh, ye saints, arouse, be earnest,
Up and work while yet ’tis day;
Ere the night of death o’ertake thee,
Strive for souls while still you may. [Refrain]
|First Line:||Must I go, and empty handed|
|Title:||Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?|
|Author:||Charles C. Luther (1877)|
After a month only of Christian life, nearly all of it upon a sick bed, a young man of nearly thirty years lay dying. Suddenly a look of sadness crossed his face, and to the query of a friend he exclaimed: "No, I am not afraid, Jesus saves me now; but oh, must I go, and empty handed?" —Crowning Glory No. 1, 1890, Hymn 138.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #2906||“Must I go, and empty handed?”||Must I go, and empty handed||[Must I go, and empty handed]||Charles C. Luther|
|Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #387||Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?||"Must I go, and empty-handed"||["Must I go, and empty-handed"]||C. C. Luther||1989||Soul Winning and Service ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #4388||Must I Go, and Empty Handed?||Must I go, and empty handed||[Must I go, and empty handed]||Charles C. Luther|
|Timeless Truths #603||Must I Go, and Empty-Handed?||"Must I go, and empty-handed,”||[Must I go, and empty-handed]||Charles C. Luther||18.104.22.168 D||John 9:4||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Must_I_Go_and_Empty_Handed); Anonymous/Unknown, <i>The Blue Book</i> (112)|