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What Then?

by Don Bahr

When all the great plants of our cities have turned out their last finished work; when our merchants have doled their last yard of silk, and dismissed the tired weary clerk; when our banks have taken their last dollar, and declared their last dividend; when the judge of the world says, "CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT" and asks for a balance,WHAT THEN?

When the people have sung their last anthem, and the preacher has said his last prayer; when the people have heard their last sermon, and the sound has died out in the air; when the Bible lies closed on the pulpit, and the pews are all empty of men; when all stand facing their record, and the Great Book is opened, WHAT THEN?

When the actor has played his last drama, and the mimic has made his last fun; when the film has flashed its last picture, and the billboard displayed the last run, when the crowds seeking pleasure have vanished, and gone out in the darkness again; when the trumpet of all ages is sounded, and we all stand before God, WHAT THEN?

When the bugle's last blast sinks in silence, and the long marching columns stand still; when the Captain has given his last orders, and they've captured the last fort on the hill; when the flag has been lowered from the masthead, and the wounded soldiers have all checked in; when souls that have rejected their Savior are asked for a reason, WHAT THEN?

"...upon this rock I will build My church..." Matt.16:18

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