We Read Of Scribes And Pharisees


We read of scribes and pharisees
Who sit in Moses’ seat,
Who are partial in the Word of God,
But their works are not complete.

Chorus:
Christians, hold out your light,
Christians, hold out your light,
Christians, hold out your light,
Hold out the light of God.

They are in the door of heav’n,
They keep the sinners out,
They ridicule the blood-washed child,
Who has a right to shout. [Chorus]

But stand back, ye professors,
Who say you are doing right,
For while you are having your dark hour,
I’m a walking in the light. [Chorus]

If you want to be called Christian,
Hold out the heav’nly light,
Don’t claim your Savior all day long,
And put Him off at night. [Chorus]

You can hide your crimes from people,
Deceive the Christian men,
But God can see you the darkest night,
And remember all of your sin. [Chorus]

You go to all these frolics,
Which makes your religion cold,
These no harm sins I’m telling you about,
Will cause you to lose your soul. [Chorus]

There are many cold professors,
Who live without the power,
And think by and by when death comes along,
They’ll get a heavenly shower. [Chorus]

Today is the day of salvation,
If you are going to go with me,
You must crucify the fallen man,
And Christ will set you free. [Chorus]

These moral Christians will not do,
Who will their religion hide,
For in my Father’s house above
They are wholly sanctified. [Chorus]

O get the pure religion,
And help to praise the Lord,
Hold out the heav’nly light of God,
For the lukewarm way is hard. [Chorus]

No sin can enter heaven,
Nor those who are defiled,
You must be cleansed from ev’ry sin
And become as a little child. [Chorus]

If you are a sinning Christian,
God’s word refuse to know,
Then by and by on the judgment day,
You’ll reap whatever you sow. [Chorus]