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My friends and neighbors, far and near

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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
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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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