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Touch not the cup, it is death to thy soul

Touch not the cup, it is death to thy soul

Author: James H. Aikman
Tune: LONG, LONG AGO
Published in 40 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Touch not the cup, it is death to the soul,
Touch not the cup, touch it not;
Many I know that have quaff'd from the bowl,
Touch not the cup, touch it not.
Little they tho't that the demon was there,
Blindly they drank, and were caught in the snare,
Then of that death-dealing bowl, O beware;
Touch not the cup, touch it not.

2 Touch not the cup when the win glistens bright,
Touch not the cup, touch it not;
Tho' like the ruby it shines in the light;
Touch not the cup, touch it not.
Fangs of the serpent are hid in the bowl,
Deeply the poison will enter thy soul,
Soon will it plunge thee beyond thy control;
Touch not the cup, touch it not.

3 Touch not the cup, O young man, in thy pride,
Touch not the cup, touch it not;
Hark to the warning of thousands who've died,
Touch not the cup, touch it not.
Go to their lonely and desolate tomb,
Think of their death, of their sorrow and gloom,
Think that perhaps you may share in their doom,
Touch not the cup, touch it not.

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

Author: James H. Aikman

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Text Information

First Line: Touch not the cup, it is death to thy soul
Author: James H. Aikman
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 40 of 40)

Abstinence Songs. 2nd ed. #d14

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a419

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa419

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Band of Hope Melodies #16

Band of Hope Songs #d40

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Bells of Victory #61

Bible Temperance Hymns #d57

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Bible Temperance Hymns #36

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d132

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #71

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Jasper and Gold #86

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Junior Carols #110

Junior Hymns #d133

Kind Words #d100

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Kind Words #89b

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Life and Service Hymns #156

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Life Songs #185

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d198

Melodies for the Temperance Band #d150

Melodies for the Temperance Ship. 5th thousand #d95

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d235

Sabbath Songs, for the Use of Sabbath Schools, Social Meetings, and the Services of the Church #d140

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Select Songs No. 2 #247

Silver Star Song Echo, containing Temperance, Nursery, Kindergarten and Minstrel Songs #d52

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Songs for Worship #28

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Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #103

Standard Songs. Special ed. #d161

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Standard Songs #150

Sunday School Hymn Book #d460

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Tears and Triumphs #197

Temperance Glee Book #d53

Temperance Songs, for Congregational Singing in Temperance Gatherings of All Varieties #d65

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #419

The Carol #d211

The Mountain Minstrel #d113

The New Temperance Melodist ... for Temperance Organizations in the United States and Canada #d74

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The Song Victor for the Sunday School and Public School Use #9

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #207

Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d142

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Welcome Songs #171

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