O thoughtless one, to forgiveness

O thoughtless one, to forgiveness

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [O thoughtless one, to forgiveness a stranger]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
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1 O thoughtless one, to forgiveness a stranger,
Prepare to meet thy God!
Condemned, undone, yet so blind to thy danger,
Prepare to meet thy God!
He doth command thee to repent,
To save thy soul, His Son hath sent,
Yet t’ward destruction thou art bent,
Prepare to meet thy God!

2 For all thy past, full account thou must render,
Prepare to meet thy God!
As yet thou hast, for that hour, no defender,
Prepare to meet thy God!
Before His dreadful judgment throne,
How canst thou bear to stand alone,
With none thy hopeless cause to own?
Prepare to meet thy God!

3 Wilt thou delay, when thou hast not a reason?
Prepare to meet thy God!
Or think to say, "a convenient season"?
Prepare to meet thy God!
Today the very last may be,
How wouldst thou answer Him, should He
This night require thy soul of thee?
Prepare to meet thy God!

4 Eternity! where, O where wilt thou spend it?
Prepare to meet thy God!
There’s hope for thee, but a moment may end it,
Prepare to meet thy God!
O haste to flee "the wrath to come,"
In Christ find refuge, rest, and home,
Ere long will toll the bells of doom!
Prepare to meet thy God!


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11026

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent fiver years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thoughtless one, to forgiveness
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: Prepare to meet thy God

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The Cyber Hymnal #11026
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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