Wine is a Mocker

The cup of wine, with beck'ning hand

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [The cup of wine with beck'ning hand]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The cup of wine, with beck'ning hand,
Allures with promise sweet;
Yet, once within its treach'rous grasp,
It bindeth hands and feet.

Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging,
And whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise;
Who hath sorrow? Who hath sorrow?
They that tarry long at wine,
Tarry long at wine.

2 Let not the tempter's voice deceive,
But shun the proffered bowl;
A danger lurks in ev'ry draught,
And claims the victim's soul. [Chorus]

3 The tempter's wiles still lure us on
In varied form and guise;
He comes to us with tempting grace--
Touch not; if thou art wise. [Chorus]

4 Our strength must fail, our arms must fall,
If we resist alone;
But they who call for help from God
He keepeth as his own. [Chorus]

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900)  Go to person page >

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First Line: The cup of wine, with beck'ning hand
Title: Wine is a Mocker
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: Wine is a mocker, and strong drink is raging
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: Public Domain


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