The Gospel Slighted

My friends and my neighbors that live in this place

Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My friends and my neighbors that live in this place,
Come listen a while and I'll tell you your case;
You have slighted the gospel, despised God's word,
And scoff that the preachers that were sent by the Lord.

2 There's many a good sermon you've heard in this place,
To warn you of sinning and teach you in free grace;
But now may the preachers complain unto the Lord,
And mourn that the people have rejected their word.

3 Some under affliction will appear for to mourn,
And when in sharp sickness they promise to return;
But if the Lord spares them, they will turn to their sin,
To drinking and swearing, and to dancing again.

4 Sinners now you are left in a dangerous case,
You can rail at God's people and that in their face;
You can make yourselves merry, but friends, you don't know
God's vengeance pursues you wherever you go.

5 We read that the wicked are turned into hell,
And all that forget God, with devils must dwell;
I pray you be entreated to turn to the Lord
Whilst mercy is offered be led by his word.

6 Farewell my dear friends, I must bid you farewell,
The love that I have for you there's no one can tell;
I wish above all things that we all may prepare
To meet Christ in glory, and reign with him there.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

Text Information

First Line: My friends and my neighbors that live in this place
Title: The Gospel Slighted
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d146

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d114

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d89

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #184

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d110

The Conference Meeting Hymn Book, for the Use of All Who Love Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 5th ed. #d66

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d77

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