Now boys, attend, should miscalled friend

Now boys, attend, should miscalled friend

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Now, boys, attend: should miscalled friend]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Now, boys, attend: should miscalled friend
Some tempting treat display,
By tavern sign or homemade wine,
Just face the other way.

Refrain:
Face the other way, boys,
Face the other way,
In spite of censure or applause,
Face the other way;
Face, face,
Face the other way,
In spite of censure or applause,
Face the other way.

2 The social glass you must not pass,
But God and truth obey;
And ne’er turn back on duty’s track,
But face the other way. [Refrain]

3 Should lovely maid, your mirth to aid,
Present the glad and say,
Behold, the wine I’ve brought is thine,
Just face the other way. [Refrain]

4 The liquor host with all their boast
Must not your hearts dismay;
Fear not defeat, nor once retreat,
But face the other way. [Refrain]

5 Let others hear your words of cheer;
Go, bid the souls astray
Their steps retrace, by God’s free grace,
And face the other way. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #101

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now boys, attend, should miscalled friend
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Face the other way, boys

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Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #101Page Scan



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