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Only One Life

Matt Richards

Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way; Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done; Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgement seat; Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Only one life, the still small voice, Gently pleads for a better choice Bidding me selfish aims to leave, And to God’s holy will to cleave; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears; Each with its clays I must fulfill, living for self or in His will; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. When this bright world would tempt me sore, When Satan would a victory score; When self would seek to have its way, Then help me Lord with joy to say; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep; Faithful and true what e’er the strife, Pleasing Thee in my daily life; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Oh let my love with fervor burn, And from the world now let me turn; Living for Thee, and Thee alone, Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Only one life, yes only one, Now let me say,”Thy will be done”; And when at last I’ll hear the call, I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”; Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last

C.T. Studd


A couple of years ago, I went to a funeral of a true woman of God, Megan Pavitt. She passed away seven months after her Husband, Pastor David Pavitt was promoted to glory. They pioneered Earlham Christian Centre together and Hero's of the Faith.


At a funeral, when people give eulogies and testament of a life well spent on Jesus it makes you think. Today they didn't talk about what car this beautiful couple drove, or what kind of house they lived in, or anything material at all.


The pastor, friends and family talked about someone who was in love with Jesus and pointed to Jesus at every opportunity.


Makes you think: Makes me think. What will they say at your funeral?

At my funeral?


You know the jobs, the cars, the houses, the possessions; don't really count for anything.


'Only one life 'twill soon be past, Only What's done for Christ will last.'

One life make it count.


"Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?" (LR)

Prayer:

Father help me to make my life count for You in Jesus' name Amen.

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