O think of the homes destroyed by drink

O think of the homes destroyed by drink

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [O think of the homes destroyed by drink]
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1 O think of the homes destroyed by drink,
Where love once reigned supreme;
But they tremble now on ruin’s brink,
The past seems only a dream

By the mercies of God which you enjoy,
Arise in your might, today,
And all of your ransomed pow’rs employ
To break the rum fiend’s sway!

2 O think of the lives now wrecked and sad,
Whose prospects once were bright;
By the poisoned cup they’re driven mad
And left in hopeless night. [Refrain]

3 O think of the souls forever lost,
By rum fiend cruelly slain;
In the fiery billows, tempest tossed,
They dwell in endless pain. [Refrain]

4 O think of the young, now tempted sore,
And save them while you may;
Thou you’ve fought the foe, O fight the more,
Till you have won the day. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #63

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: O think of the homes destroyed by drink
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: By the mercies of God which you enjoy
Copyright: Public Domain


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