What Shall It Profit
Scripture: Mark 8:37
Time Signature: 6/8
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Verse 1: Not all earth’s gold and silver Can make a sinner whole; What shall it profit thee, O man, If thou should’st lose thy soul?
Verse 2: The heaping up of riches To many seems life’s goal; But in the eager rush for wealth, Forgotten is the soul.
Verse 3: This solemn question answer; Is worldly gain thy goal? Can fleeting riches be compared To an immortal soul?
Chorus: What shall it profit a man, What shall it profit a man, If he gain the whole world, And lose his own soul?