O slumberer, rouse thee! despise not the truth;
But give thy Creator the days of thy youth;
Why standest here idle?—the day breaketh,—see!
The Lord of the vineyard is waiting for thee!
“Holy Spirit, by Thy power,
Grant me yet another hour;
Earthly pleasures I would prove,
Earthly joys, and earthly love;
Scarcely yet hath dawned the day;
Holy Spirit, wait, I pray!”
Hark! borne on the wind is the bell’s solemn toil;
‘Tis mournfully pealing the knell of the soul;
The Spirit’s sweet pleadings and strivings are o’er;
The Lord of the vineyard stands waiting no more!
O loiterer, speed thee! the morn wears apace;
Then squander no longer the moments of grace;
But hast while there’s time! with the Master agree;
The Lord of the vineyard stands waiting for thee!
“Gentle Spirit, stay, oh stay!
Brightly beams the earthly day;
Let me linger in these bowers;
God shall have my noonday hours;
Chide me not for my delay;
Gentle Spirit, wait, I pray!”
O sinner, arouse thee! thy morning is past;
Already the shadows are lengthening fast;
Escape for thy life! from the dark mountains flee;
The Lord of the vineyard still waiteth for thee!
“Spirit, case thy mournful lay,
Leave me to myself I pray;
Earth hath flung her spell around me,
Pleasure’s silken chain hath bound me;
When the sun his path has trod,
Spirit, then I’ll turn to God!”
Source: The Gospel Choir #80
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A choice collection of popular songs with some standard hymns for young people's meetings (Silver and Gold No. 1) #d93||The three calls||O slumberer, rouse thee||Isaac B. Woodbury||1898|
|Hymns New and Old, Revised #d146||Hark, borne on the wind is the bell's solemn toll||O slumberer, rouse thee||Isaac B. Woodbury||1891|
|Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #221||O slumberer, rouse thee, despise not the truth||O slumberer, rouse thee, despise not the truth||1877|
|The Gospel Choir #80||Holy Spirit, by Thy power||O slumberer, rouse thee!||I. B. Woodbury||1885|
|The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d112||Holy Spirit, by thy power||O slumberer, rouse thee||Isaac B. Woodbury||1887|
|The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #124||The three calls||O slumberer, rouse thee||Isaac B. Woodbury||1877|
|The Singing Pilgrim #d137||The three calls||O slumberer, rouse thee||Isaac B. Woodbury||1866|