Stop, Look and Listen

Be not swift to go ere the path you know

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Be not swift to go ere the path you know]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be not swift to go ere the path you know,
Stop awhile, your strength renew;
In communion sweet at the mercy-seat,
Ask the Lord what you should do.

Stop, look and listen,
As you walk upon life’s way,
Stop, look and listen,
Lest your feet may go astray;
If you fail to tell the story
You may miss your crown in glory.
Stop, look and listen,
Till the Saviour’s voice you hear.

2 Look away from all that may cause your fall,
Counting earthly things but loss;
There’s a Friend that’s near, He will help and cheer,
Tho’ your way leads by the cross. [Chorus]

3 Listen hour by hour for His voice of pow’r,
Let His Word abide in you;
Open heart and ear His commands to hear,
Take His orders straight and true. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #36

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be not swift to go ere the path you know
Title: Stop, Look and Listen
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Stop, look and listen
Copyright: Public Domain



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Kingdom Songs #36

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The Church School Hymnal #189

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