Scripture Verse

Escape for thy life; look not behind thee.@Genesis 19:17
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by I. Al­lan San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 166.

Music: Graz Ira D. San­key, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Look not behind thee, O sinner, beware;
Haste to the mountain, thy refuge is there;
Trust not the voices that lure thee to stay;
Jesus is calling thee, then why still delay?

Refrain

List to the warning! No longer remain—
Fly from the valley, escape from the plain;
Turn from the voices that lure thee to stay,
Angels are calling thee, then why still delay?

Look not behind thee, O lost one, beware;
Why dost thou linger, ’twixt hope and despair?
Danger and darkness encompass thy way;
Jesus is calling thee, then why still delay?

Refrain

Look not behind thee, the tempter is near;
Speed to the mountain, thy pathway is clear;
Jesus who loves thee is calling today—
Come to thy Father’s house, O why still delay?

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