Repent Ye

Have our hearts grown cold since the days of old?

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [Have our hearts grown cold since the days of old?]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have our hearts grown cold since the days of old?
Have we left our souls’ “first love?”
Neither cold nor hot, God commends us not,
Nor our luke-warm ways approve.

Repent ye, repent ye, repent ye!
‘Tis the call of God to every land;
Repent ye, repent ye, repent ye!
For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

2 Has the God above our supreme true love?
Have we bowed to Him alway?
Do we own His claim and revere His name,
And observe His holy day? [Refrain]

3 Do we honor those who have soothed our woes?
Have we rendered good for ill?
Are we pure in heart, doing all our part
To fulfill the Saviour’s will? [Refrain]

4 Are we always true in the thing we do,
In our words, our works, our ways?
Are we quite content with the blessings sent,
Giving God alone the praise? [Refrain]

5 Dare a mortal say—for a single day—
“I have kept Thy law, O God!
Undefiled by sin, I am pure within,
And I need no cleansing blood?” [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #126

Author: James McGranahan

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have our hearts grown cold since the days of old?
Title: Repent Ye
Author: James McGranahan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Repent ye, repent ye, repent ye
Copyright: Public Domain



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