Just Leave It Alone

Some doubters are trying God's Word to revise

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Some doubters are trying God’s Word to revise]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Some doubters are trying God’s Word to revise,
Just leave it alone, just leave it alone,
No longer this line or that passage they prize,
Don’t change it, just leave it alone.

Refrain:
Just leave it alone, ‘tis God’s blessed word,
Whose Son did for evil atone;
Each word and each line tells of goodness Divine,
Don’t change it, just leave it alone.

2 No mortal can better this message of old.
Just leave it alone, just leave it alone,
‘Tis far the best story that ever was told,
Don’t change it, just leave it alone. [Refrain]

3 ‘The army of martyrs” believed ev’ry word,
Just leave it alone, just leave it alone;
The souls of the saints and the sages it stirred,
Don’t change it, just leave it alone. [Refrain]

4 It’s light is the same as in ages gone by,
Just leave it alone, just leave it alone;
And still its great Give is reigning on high,
Don’t change it, just leave it alone. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #168

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Some doubters are trying God's Word to revise
Title: Just Leave It Alone
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just leave it alone

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)
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Calvary Hymns #50

Chimes of Glory No. 3 #d70

Cornelius' Gospel Songs #55

Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 2 #d183

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Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 3 #55

Cornelius' Gospel Songs No. 4 #d163

Latter Rain Revival #d103

Our Favorite Hymnal #d279

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Soul Inspiring Songs #168

Spiritual Evangel: a Book of Songs with Soul Appeal #d143

Sunday School and Revival Songs No.2 #d175

Vocal Gems #d102

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