746. Prepare to Meet Thy God

1 Careless soul, why will you linger,
Wand’ring from the fold of God?
Hear you not the invitation?
Oh, prepare to meet thy God.

Refrain:
Careless soul, oh, heed the warning,
For your life will soon be gone;
Oh, how sad to face the judgment,
Unprepared to meet thy God.

2 Why so thoughtless are you standing,
While the fleeting years go by,
And your life is spent in folly?
Oh, prepare to meet thy God. [Refrain]

3 Hear you not the earnest pleadings
Of your friends that wish you well?
And perhaps before tomorrow
You’ll be called to meet your God. [Refrain]

4 If you spurn the invitation
Till the Spirit shall depart,
Then you’ll see your sad condition,
Unprepared to meet thy God. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Careless soul, why will you linger
Title: Prepare to Meet Thy God
Author: J. H. S.
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Amos 4:12
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Prepare_to_Meet_Thy_God); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (459)
Refrain First Line: Careless soul, oh, heed the warning
Tune Information
Name: [Careless soul, why will you linger]
Composer: J. H. Stanley
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Prepare_to_Meet_Thy_God); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (459)



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