“Advice to Sinners”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Brown)
Keywords: religious death sin
Found in: US(SE)


"Oh, Sinner, you'd better take heed to the Savior's word today. You will follow the Christian round and still you will not pray." "Your body has to lie in the ground." "When Gabriel sounds his trumpet, you'll be lost." You get the idea


Evidently the author, like so many other "hymn" writers, had read every verse in the Bible except those dealing with judgment ("Judge not, that you be not judged," Matt. 7:1, etc.), forgiveness ("For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive... neither will your Father forgive," Matt. 6:14-15, etc.), and punishment ("Let the one without sin cast the first stone", John 8:7).

It never ceases to amaze me how many Bibles there are in the world with those verses left out. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 64, "Advice to Sinners" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7847
  3. BI, Br3064