No! No! No!

If on some bright and pleasant day

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [If on some bright and pleasant day]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 If on some bright and pleasant day
Some careless boy should chance to say:
“From Sabbath school we’ll stay away,
And spend a merry holiday”—
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Never stay away from Sabbath school;
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Never stay away from Sabbath school!

2 If some gay lad or handsome lass
The wine-cup to your lips should pass,
And say: “With me, O, take a drink;”
Then at that moment pause and think.
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Never drink a drop of wine or gin;
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Never drink a drop, boys, don’t begin!

3 O, never speak one word unkind;
And when you’re tempted not to mind,
Say, “Get behind me, evil one;”
The pitfalls of temptation shun.
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Angry thoughts will fly if “no” is heard:
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Never speak a cross or angry word!

4 When you are tempted, do not fall—
The tempter comes to one and all;
but look to Christ, God’s only Son,
If you would hear the words: “Well done!”
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Never yield and inch, but answer No!
No! No! No! Say No! No! No!
Into paths of sin, O, never go!


Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #159

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If on some bright and pleasant day
Title: No! No! No!
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Inspiring songs No. 1 #159

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