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Ester 37t

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: John S. Terry, 1859
Poet: The Religious Telescope, 1842
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Young ladies, all attention give,
You that in wicked pleasures live;
One of your sex, the other day,
Was called by death’s cold hand away.


Young ladies all attention give,, Stanza 1
2
This lesson she has left for you,
To teach the careless what to do;
To seek Jehovah while you live,
And everlasting honors give.


Young ladies all attention give,, Stanza 2
3
Her honored mother she addressed,
While tears were streaming down her breast;
She grasped her tender hands and said,
“Remember me when I am dead.”


Young ladies all attention give,, Stanza 8
4
She called her father to her bed,
And thus, in dying anguish said:
“My days on earth are at an end,
My soul is summoned to attend.


Young ladies all attention give,, Stanza 4
5
“Before Jehovah’s awful bar,
To hear my awful sentence there;
And now, dear father, do repent,
And read the holy Testament.”


Young ladies all attention give,, Stanza 5 (lines 1 & 2), Stanza 6 (lines 3 & 4)