Stay, brother, stay, whither going so fast

Stay, brother, stay, whither going so fast

Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Stay, brother, stay! whither going so fast?
Danger is there! danger's there!
Ruin, which rides on the merciless blast,
Sweeps not so bare, not so bare.
Poison they give, which corrupts and degrades,
Pitfalls and snares for the drunkard are laid,
Death and destruction to life is their trade,
O, then beware! then beware!

2 Thousands you've heard of with once happy homes;
Where are they now? are they now?
Millions you've heard of who rushed to the tombs;
Weep, thinking how, thinking how.
Think of the fathers the foe has beguil'd,
Think of the heart-broken mother and child,
Think of the homes made distracted and wild;
Then take the vow, take the vow.

3 Touch not the cup then, as long as you live;
Safety is there! safety's there!
Pleasures you sigh for, sweet Temp'rance can give;
Make her your care, her your care.
Come to the pledge and enrolling your name,
Hail it the passport from ruin and shame,
To happiness, honor friendship, and fame,
Come, brother fear, brother dear.

Source: Kind Words: a new collection of hymns and tunes for sunday schools and the social circle #89

Text Information

First Line: Stay, brother, stay, whither going so fast
Copyright: Public Domain



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