741. Wisdom Crieth in the Streets

1 Lo, wisdom crieth in the streets,
In solemn tones of warning;
Amid the concourse loud repeats,
The end of time is coming.

Refrain:
The voice of wisdom cries to all,
The end of time is coming soon;
The voice of wisdom cries to all,
Escape the sinner’s awful doom.

2 Hear, O ye craving, restless throng,
The gospel invitation,
It tells you what you’ve needed long—
The touch of God’s salvation. [Refrain]

3 Young men, in all your revelry,
Young ladies, proud and thoughtless,
Will you be saved eternally,
Or die forever hopeless? [Refrain]

4 You drown your souls in follies deep,
You plunge in sin’s perdition,
Yet wisdom cries upon the street,
In God there is redemption. [Refrain]

5 Ye aged sinners surely know
Your end of time is coming,
And youthful summers swiftly flow
Down to the vale of mourning. [Refrain]

6 Come, old and young, come, rich and poor,
We have but one probation;
Be wise, repent and sin no more,
Accept a free salvation. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Lo, wisdom crieth in the streets
Title: Wisdom Crieth in the Streets
Author: Daniel S. Warner
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.8
Scripture: Proverbs 1:20
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Wisdom_Crieth_in_the_Streets); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (401); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (523)
Refrain First Line: The voice of wisdom cries to all
Tune Information
Name: [Lo, wisdom crieth in the streets]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.8.8
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Wisdom_Crieth_in_the_Streets); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (401); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (523)






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