Tune: Luther Orlando Emerson, 1847
Lyrics: John Rippon, 1787
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Sinner, O why so thoughtless grown?
Why in such dreadful haste to die?
Daring to leap to worlds unknown,
Heedless against thy God to fly.
Wilt thou despise eternal fate,
Urged on by sinís delusive dreams?
Madly attempt thí infernal gate,
And force thy passage thru the flames.
Stay, sinner, on the gospel plains,
And hear the Lord of life unfold;
The glory of His dying pains,
Forever telling yet untold.