The latest call

This may be thy latest call

Author: William Hunter
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 "This may be thy latest call,
Youth repent--before him fall;
Ask his mercy--fear his rod;"
So he spake--the man of God,
So he spake--the man of God.

2 "Often have I heard that tale,"
Sneer'd the youth, "'tis old and stale:
Often saidst thou in the past,
This way be thy last--thy last."

3 "Yet the last will surely come;
Thou art hastening to thy doom:
Seek the Lord without delay,
This may be thy latest day."

4 Turning in his scorn he went,
On his selfish pleasures bent:
Life and joy before him lay,
Promising a brighter day.

5 But that day, thus lightly pass'd,
Was to him the last--the last--
Never did his youthful eyes
See another morning rise.

6 Down he sat to muse awhile,
Underneath a tottering pile;
Heedless of the warning past,
Little dreaming 'twas his last.

7 Horrors seize me while I tell
How that tottering structure fell;
Lo it moves! its pillars yield--
Hapless youth! his dome is seal'd.

8 Crush'd his body--lost his soul--
O'er it waves of anguish roll--
Summer ended--harvest past--
Oh! that warning!--'twas his last.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #130a

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: This may be thy latest call
Title: The latest call
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



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