What Shall It Profit Me By And Crosby


What shall it profit me by and by,
O, what shall it profit me then?
Whether my pathway on earth was bright,
Whether it led me thro’ dark or light,
Under a gray or a golden sky,
When I look back on it by and by?

What shall it profit me then?
What shall it profit me then?
When I look back on it by and by,
O, what shall it profit me then?

What shall it profit me by and by,
O, what shall it profit me then?
Whether in weariness, toil and pain
I have been striving my home to gain-
Striving, not questioning how or why,
If I but rest with Him by and by?

What shall it profit me then?
What shall it profit me then?
When I look back on it by and by,
O, what shall it profit me then?

What shall it profit me by and by-
O, what shall it profit me then?
If I have answered the heavenly call,
Trusting in God as my all in all,
I shall be welcomed to dwell on high-
Dwell with the ransom’d ones by and by.

Thus shall it profit me then,
Thus shall it profit me then,
When I look back on it by and by,
O, thus shall it profit me then.

What shall it profit me by and by-
O, what shall it profit me then?
Profit me this-that my gain and loss,
Taught my weak spirit to bear the cross,
Bid me look upward to joys on high-
Heaven and happiness by and by.

Thus shall it profit me then,
Thus shall it profit me then,
When I look back on it by and by,
O, thus shall it profit me then.