When Paul Was Parted From His Friends

When Paul was parted from his friends
It was a weeping day;
But Jesus made them all amends,
And wiped their tears away.

Ere long they met again with joy,
(Secure, no more to part)
Where praises every tongue employ,
And pleasure fills each heart.

Thus all the preachers of his grace
Their children soon shall meet;
Together see their Saviour’s face,
And worship at his feet.

But they who heard the word in vain,
Though oft and plainly warned;
Will tremble when they meet again,
The ministers they scorned.

On your own heads you blood will fall
If any perish here;
The preachers who have told you all,
Shall stand approved and clear.

Yet, Lord to save themselves alone,
Is not their utmost view;
Oh! hear their prayer their message own,
And save their hearers too.

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