The Gospel Slighted

My friends and my neighbors that live in this place

Published in 11 hymnals

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1 My friends and my neighbors that live in this place,
Come listen a while and I'll tell you your case;
You have slighted the gospel, despised God's word,
And scoff that the preachers that were sent by the Lord.

2 There's many a good sermon you've heard in this place,
To warn you of sinning and teach you in free grace;
But now may the preachers complain unto the Lord,
And mourn that the people have rejected their word.

3 Some under affliction will appear for to mourn,
And when in sharp sickness they promise to return;
But if the Lord spares them, they will turn to their sin,
To drinking and swearing, and to dancing again.

4 Sinners now you are left in a dangerous case,
You can rail at God's people and that in their face;
You can make yourselves merry, but friends, you don't know
God's vengeance pursues you wherever you go.

5 We read that the wicked are turned into hell,
And all that forget God, with devils must dwell;
I pray you be entreated to turn to the Lord
Whilst mercy is offered be led by his word.

6 Farewell my dear friends, I must bid you farewell,
The love that I have for you there's no one can tell;
I wish above all things that we all may prepare
To meet Christ in glory, and reign with him there.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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First Line: My friends and my neighbors that live in this place
Title: The Gospel Slighted
Language: English

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