Scripture Verse

She that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. 1 Timothy 5:6


Charles Wesley

Words: Charles Wes­ley (1707–1788).

Music: Fran­ces James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

James McGranahan


Stay, thou too happy sinner, stay,
Smooth gliding down the flowery way,
The broad, frequented road;
Gay wretch, that dost in pleasure live,
And all thy joy from earth receive,
Thy soul is dead to God!

When death doth soul and body part,
If dead to God even then thou art,
Excluded from the skies,
Shut up in darkness palpable,
And justly left to its own hell,
Thy soul for ever dies.