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My friends and neighbors, far and near

Representative Text

1 My friends and neighbors, far and near
Attention give and you shall hear
The Gospel trumpet still proclaim
Salvation in the Savior's name.

2 Many a seaman you have heard
Inviting you to seek the Lord,
Yet still the Gospel you disdain,
And Jesus hath been preached in vain.

3 When in affliction you do mourn,
In sickness promise to return,
But when in health run on in sin,
And drink and swear and dance again.

4 Beloved soul, sad is your case;
You mock God's people to their face.
Merry you live, but do not know
God's wrath pursues where'er you go?

5 The wicked will be sent to hell,
With devils must forever dwell.
I pray you, now return to God,
While mercy's offered in his Word.

6 Your life is short, 't is but a dream,
An empty bubble on a stream.
Swiftly your days are passing by;
Your end's approaching, you must die.

7 Come then, dear friends, for ruin bound,
Obey the Gospel's joyful sound;
Fly, fly to Jesus, do n't delay,
Come, seek salvation, seek to-day.

8 To-day the Gospel bids you come,
To-day for sinners there is room.
Prepare to meet your God in peace,
Accept the offers of his grace.



Source: A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies #7

Text Information

First Line: My friends and neighbors, far and near
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DUKE STREET

First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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