Woe to the Prophets!

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1 Woe to the prophets,
Who God's blood-bought people deceive,
Who teach them to trust in their idols of dust,
And falsehood, not truth, to believe;
Who preach but for pay, and who lead men astray,
And daily God's Spirit do grieve.

Refrain:
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,
No Savior within,
To judgment, to judgment they go.

2 Woe to the prophets,
Who for their false doctrines do fight,
Who eat, drink and play, (but they seldom do pray,)
Who trust in their numbers and might;
Who join hand in hand to enslave the whole land
The self-loving foes to the right. [Refrain]

3 Woe to the prophets,
False teachers who call evil good,
Who darkness call light and who call the wrong right,
To get filthy lucre and food.
Their judgment is come: oh, how awful their doom,
The doom of the truth-hating brood! [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #565

Author: Charles Price Jones

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 >

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First Line: Woe to the prophets
Title: Woe to the Prophets!
Author: Charles Price Jones
Refrain First Line: Woe, woe, woe, how fast to the judgment they go
Copyright: Public Domain

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