What Hast Thou Done


What hast thou done to show thy love
For him who left his throne above;
His glorious throne in yonder sky;
And came to earth for thee to die?
Tell me, my soul!
Oh, tell me, my soul!

Hast thou the world renounced entire,
And for its praise felt no desire?
From ev’ry folly turned away;
To seek for joys that last alway?
Tell me, my soul!
Oh, tell me, my soul!

Hast thou e’er dried the widow’s tear?
Or sought the orphan’s path to cheer?
Hast thou e’er raised the fallen up,
And bidden him once more to hope?
Tell me, my soul!
Oh, tell me, my soul!

Or hast thou lived in selfish ease,
Seeking alone thy self to please,
Forgetful that thy God would claim
Thy life, if thou wouldst bear his name?
Tell me, my soul!
Oh, tell me, my soul!

Forget not, soul, that by and by,
A reck’ning comes in yonder sky,
When Christ, as judge, will ask of thee,
“O soul! what hast thou done for me?”
Tell me, my soul!
Oh, tell me, my soul!