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Prepare to meet thy God

Careless soul, why will you linger

Author: James H. Stanley
Tune: [Careless soul, why will you linger]
Published in 41 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Evening Light Songs, 1987 (Timeless Truths)

Author: James H. Stanley

James Henry Stanley, Feb. 2,1869 - June 1, 1954, was a singing school teacher, band director and hymn composer. He died in Saltillo, Miss., where he had been a resident for 60 years.He is buried at Springhill Presbyterian Church in Lee County. His best known composition was "Prepare to Meet Thy God," for which wrote music and lyrics. Carolyn Hurt Nichols (grandchild), from email 7-19-2018 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Careless soul, why will you linger
Title: Prepare to meet thy God
Author: James H. Stanley
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5668
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Sacred Selections for the Church #633

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The Cyber Hymnal #5668

Text

Timeless Truths #746

Include 38 pre-1979 instances
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