The Drink I'll Use

The drink I'll use will not be wine

Author: Aaron W. Orwig
Tune: [The drink I'll use will not be wine]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The drink I'll use will not be wine,
However sparkling it may be;
For, in it lurks the adder's sting,
Although its fangs I may not see.

From alcoholic poison free,
My drink shall pure cold water be;
The crystal stream that floweth by,
Shall quench my thirst when I am dry.

2 The drink I'll use will not be beer,
For even that may bring the woe,
The bitter sorrows, wound and tear,
And lay its tens of thousands low. [Refrain]

3 The drink I'll use will not be ale,
However harmless it may seem;
That, too, may cause the sad, sad wail,
And sink beyond hope's cheering gleam. [Refrain]

4 The drink I'll use will not be gin,
Nor rum, nor brandy, nor old rye;
For if I do, how dread the thought,
The drunkard's death I too may die. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #143

Author: Aaron W. Orwig

Orwig, Aaron W. (1838--1931). Son of Bishop William W. Orwig. Sister Sue Hoffman also a hymnwriter. Aaron Orwig was licensed to preach in 1871 in the Ohio Conference of the Evangelical Association. Publisher of a magazine, The Living Epistle (1869-?). Resided in California before his death. --Robert S. Wilson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The drink I'll use will not be wine
Title: The Drink I'll Use
Author: Aaron W. Orwig
Language: English
Refrain First Line: From alcoholic poison free
Copyright: Public Domain



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