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Song of the lost soul

Representative Text

1. Alas, alas, my day is pass'd!
My day of grace is gone;
And I am left sorely distrest,
A wanderer forlorn!
What can I do, where can I go?
Ah! whether can I fly?
For I am lost, forever lost!
No God to hear my cry.

2. I cannot tell how oft, how well
The warnings have been given;
But this I know, ah, yes, I know
That I rejected heaven.
Oh, awful tho't it comes unsought
That oft did God invite,
And whispered, "Come, for yet there's room"
But I that voice did slight.

3. And now I know, ah, yes, I know
I am forever lost!
No Saviour nigh to hear my cry,
My soul is tempest tossed!
My sinner friends, there's no amends,
No Saviour in the grave;
I warn you now, to Jesus bow,
That He your souls may save.

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #153

Author: W. E. Penn

Penn, William Evander. (Near village of Old Jefferson, Rutherford County, Tennessee, August 11, 1832--April 29, 1895, Eureka Springs, Arkansas). Southern Baptist. Evangelist in Texas and other states, 1875-1895. Compiled three hymnals titled Harvest Bells (1881, 1884, 1887) for use in his meetings. His hymns were primarily revivalistic in emphasis. His finest hymn, "There is a rock in a weary land, Its shadow falls on the burning sand" was paid the compliment of being reworked and issued under the name of Edward Husband in D.B. Towner's Revival Hymns (Chicago, 1905). He and his wife Corilla Frances Sayle adopted three children. Ordained December 4, 1880. --David W. Music, and additional information from the DNAH Archives See:… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Alas alas my day is passed
Title: Song of the lost soul
Author: W. E. Penn



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Harvest Bells #d2

Harvest Bells No.2 #d3

Harvest Bells No. 2 #d2

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The Gospel Awakening #153

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