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Hymn: Why stand you here idle my friends all the day (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Why stand you here idle my friends all the day

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 12


Hymn Number: 12

Page Number: 293, click to see hymnal pages


WHY stand you here idle, my friends, all the day?

Your moments so fleeting, will soon pass away;

All things are provided for sinners undone,

And you are invited, and welcome to come.

Here mercy and pardon, here love and free grace,

Here strong consolation, here great joy and peace,

Here hope for the hopeless-the weary find rest;

Here all things are plenty for sinners distrest.

Here wine, milk, and honey are plenty in store,

Sufficient for thousands, yea, millions and more;

Here balm for the wounded, here strength for the weak,

Here cordials divine are prepared for the sick.

Here armor and weapons for soldiers to wield,

A breastplate, a helmet, a sword and a shield;

The poor receive riches, a crown for the head,

Eternal salvation, and life from the dead.

O come all ye needy, ye poor and distressed,

Partake of his grace and then ever be blessed;

O come, without money, to Jesus and buy,

Then love him and praise him forever on high.