Song: What Shall It Profit Thee? in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1890, by E. O. Excell

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Ferguson, Mrs. Manie Payne

Page 111
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 110
Verses: 3 verses

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What Shall It Profit Thee?, #110

Lyrics

Verse 1
Oh, what shall it profit thee, brother,
Houses and acres so broad?
No title to mansions of glory eternal,
And none to the City of God?

Chorus
What shall it profit thee then?
Tho’ the whole world be thine own.
When the death-angel has called for thy spirit,
And mercy forever has flown?

Verse 2
Oh, what shall it profit thee, brother,
Friendships to share and to make?
And know not the friendship of Jesus the Savior,
Of Jesus who died for thy sake?

Verse 3
Oh, what shall it profit thee, brother,
Earthly ambition and fame?
If Christ in the lifebook of glory eternal
Had never recorded thy name?