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Day of Worship 60

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: E. K. Davis and B. F. Davis, 1848
Alto: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Poet: Hesperian Harp, 1848
Meter: Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
Dear people we have met today,
To sing, to hear, to preach and pray;
It is our Father's great command,
The road that leads to His right hand;
But Oh the sad and awful state,
Of those that stand and come too late,
The foolish virgins did begin,
To knock, but could not enter in.

Dear people, we have met to-day,, Stanza 1