Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 7/14/52

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Come, think on death and judgment;
Your time is almost spent.
You've been a wretched sinner;
'Tis time you to repent.

I know I've been a sinner,
And wicked all my days;
But when I grow old and feeble,
I'll think upon my ways.

You know the Lord's commanded it
In that great book of truth:
"Remember thy creator
While in the days of youth."

I know the Lord's commanded,
But yet I do disdain
To quit my sinful folly
And wear the Christian name.

Supposing you'd lie down this night,
A-thinking all was well;
Your eyes would then be closed in death--
Your soul awake in hell.

My case would then be awful,
I now begin to see.
I will pray the Lord have mercy;
Have mercy, Lord, on me.

All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection
Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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