Ester

Young ladies, all attention give

Tune: ESTER (Terry)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Young ladies, all attention give,
You that in wicked pleasures live;
One of your sex, the other day,
Was called by death’s cold hand away.

2 This lesson she has left for you,
To teach the careless what to do;
To seek Jehovah while you live,
And everlasting honors give.

3 Her honored mother she addressed,
While tears were streaming down her breast;
She grasped her tender hands and said,
“Remember me when I am dead.”

4 She called her father to her bed,
And thus, in dying anguish said:
"My days on earth are at an end,
My soul is summoned to attend.

5 “Before Jehovah’s awful bar,
To hear my awful sentence there;
And now, dear father, do repent,
And read the holy Testament.”

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #37a

Text Information

First Line: Young ladies, all attention give
Title: Ester
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.

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Original Sacred Harp Denson Revision 1987 Standard Melodies #37a

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The Sacred Harp #37a

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