Sinners Whither Will You Wander?

Sinners, whither will you wander?

Author: R. E. Hudson
Tune: [Sinners, whither will you wander] (Thompson)
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Sinners, whither will you wander,
Whither will you stray?
O remember, life is slender,
'Tis but a short day.

Death is coming, coming, coming,
And the Judgment Day,
Hasten, sinner! Hasten, sinner!
Seek the narrow way.

2 Satan has resolved to have you
For his lawful prey;
Jesus Christ has died to save you,
Haste, O haste away! [Chorus]

3 Listen to the invitation,
While He's crying "Come!"
If you miss the great salvation,
Hell will be your doom. [Chorus]

4 Soon you'll see the Lord descending,
On His great white throne;
Saints and sinners all attending,
To receive their doom. [Chorus]

5 Would you 'scape the awful sentence?
From destruction flee?
Seek the Lord by true repentance,
Haste to Calvary. [Chorus]

Source: Band Music #83

Author: R. E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Union College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sinners, whither will you wander?
Title: Sinners Whither Will You Wander?
Author: R. E. Hudson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Death is coming, surely coming
Copyright: Public Domain



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