1 Woe to the gamblers!
The leeches of passion and greed!
Dread parasites they, who work not, nor pray,
On other men's toil they do feed;
A dishonest store lies a curse at their door,
The vultures of passion and greed!
Woe, woe, woe! How fast to the judgment they go!
No God and no hope, in darkness they grope,
By passion and greed, by habit and need
Bound hard unto sin, and no Saviour within,
To judgment, dead judgment they go.
2 Woe to the gamblers!
The soul-snaring demons of night!
And many's the lad now gone to the bad,
That might have been happy and right;
They've led them to sin, to be useless and mean,
Those mother's own darlings so bright. [Refrain]
3 Woe to the gamblers!
The drunkards and wife-beaters, too!
Adulterers vile with their demon-born smile!
Oppressors, woe, woe unto you!
The worlding so gay who lives only to play,
The covetous miser and shrew! [Refrain]
Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >