I go, and empty handed",
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not One day of service gave Him,
Lay no trophy at His feet?
death I shrink nor falter,
For my Saviour me now;
But to meet Him empty handed,
Tho't of that now clouds m brow.
years in sinning wasted,
Could I but recall them now;
I would give them to my Saviour,
To His will I'd gladly bow.
- O ye saints, arouse, be
Up and work while yet 'tis day;
Ere the night of death o'er take thee,
Strive for souls while still you may.
"Must I go, and empty handed?"
Must I meet my Saviour so?
Not one soul with which to great Him:
Must I empty handed go?