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Stay, thou too happy sinner, stay

Stay, thou too happy sinner, stay

Tune: FRANCES (McGranahan)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Stay, thou too happy sinner, stay,
Smooth gliding down the flowery way,
The broad, frequented road;
Gay wretch, that dost in pleasure live,
And all thy joy from earth receive,
Thy soul is dead to God!

2 When death doth soul and body part,
If dead to God even then thou art,
Excluded from the skies,
Shut up in darkness palpable,
And justly left to its own hell,
Thy soul for ever dies.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9806

Text Information

First Line: Stay, thou too happy sinner, stay


FRANCES (McGranahan)

Better known for his gospel songs than his hymn tunes, James McGranahan (PHH 99) wrote FRANCES in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Copyrighted in 1901 by McGranahan, the tune was set to this text in the 1912 Psalter and in every edition of the Psalter Hymnal. FRANCES is a rousing tune with…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9806
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)