Scripture Verse

He that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. Ezekiel 33:5


Words: Su­sie T. Mat­thews, 1900.

Music: R. Frank Leh­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mat­thews (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

R. Frank Lehman (1859–1931)


Brother, heed the warn­ing cry,
O’er and o’er re­peat­ing,
Death and woe are draw­ing nigh
As your pulse is beat­ing.


Brother, make a start for Hea­ven now;
Hear the in­vi­ta­tion given now;
Tomorrow may be ne­ver,
And woe your po­rtion ever!
Brother, make a start for Hea­ven now!
Just now, just now.

Brother can you heed­less hear,
How the Sav­ior suf­fered?
How that groans and blood and tears
Bought the par­don of­fered?


Life you feel in ev­ery vein,
Think you death’s re­treat­ing?
You for­get that grain by grain
Life and time are fleet­ing.