Advent Hymnals

596. BUY UP THE OPPORTUNITY

Christ in Song,

1.
Buy up the opportunity,
O Christian, buy today;
For Heaven's ageless mansions buy,
Buy treasures while you may.

Chorus:
Buy up the opportunity,
The souls for when Christ died,
Buy up the opportunity,
Buy for the Crucified.

2.
Buy up the opportunity,
It may not long remain;
The evil hosts are bidding, too,
Those precious souls to gain.  [Chorus]

3.
Buy up the opportunity,
Pay any price to win;
With Heaven's legions watching you,
To falter will be sin.  [Chorus]

4.
Buy up the opportunity,
At home; in lands afar;
Go quickly!  Find the jewels rare,
Each soul a glowing star.  [Chorus]

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Title Buy Up the Opportunity
Key A♭ Major
Titles Buy up the opportunity,
First Line Buy up the opportunity
Author John R. Clements
Year 1908
Composer W. S. Weeden
Hymnal -
Tune Buy up the opportunity
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Call to Activity
Texts Ephesians 5:16
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