Advent Hymnals

049. WEIGHED AND WANTING

Christ in Song,

1.
When the Judge shall weigh our motives,
For eternal gain or loss,
Shall we stand as gold before him?
Or as vile and worthless dross?

Refrain:
Weigh'd in the balance of the Lord,
Weigh'd, weigh'd, and wanting;
Weigh'd by the standard of his word,
Weigh'd, weigh'd, and wanting.

2.
Shall we hear the glad words spoken:
"Faithful servant," and "Well done,"
Or the dread and awful sentence,
"Thou are wanting," sinful one?  [Refrain]

3.
Shall we heed the Spirit's pleading,
While for mercy we may call,
Or delay till God's handwriting
Seals the final doom of all?  [Refrain]

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Title Weighed and Wanting
Key F Major
Titles Weigh'd in the balance of the Lord,
First Line When the Judge shall weigh our motives
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune When the Judge shall weigh our motives
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance: The Judgment
Texts Daniel 5:27
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