[Careless soul, why will you linger]

[Careless soul, why will you linger]

Composer: James H. Stanley
Published in 12 hymnals

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Composer: James H. Stanley

James Henry Stanley, Feb. 2,1869 - June 1, 1954, was a singing school teacher, band director and hymn composer. He died in Saltillo, Miss., where he had been a resident for 60 years.He is buried at Springhill Presbyterian Church in Lee County. His best known composition was "Prepare to Meet Thy God," for which wrote music and lyrics. Carolyn Hurt Nichols (grandchild), from email 7-19-2018 Go to person page >

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Title: [Careless soul, why will you linger]
Composer: James H. Stanley
Meter: D
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Prepare to Meet Thy God

Careless soul, why will you linger,
Wand’ring from the fold of God?
Hear you not the invitation?
Oh, prepare to meet thy God.

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The Cyber Hymnal #5668
Text: Prepare to Meet Thy God
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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #538

Redeeming Love #208

Sacred Selections for the Church #633


The Cyber Hymnal #5668


Timeless Truths #746

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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