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Man of the World! Wilt Thou Not Pause, a hymn on “Piety” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40009 Man of the World! Wilt Thou Not Pause, a hymn on "Piety" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-24 18:55:25 "Man of the world! wilt thou not pause," by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Piety" as Hymn 26 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 29-30. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) Penina Moïse https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Taḥanun 19th century C.E. זמן תשובה Zman teshuvah 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer תשובה teshuvah South Carolina hymns AABB rhyming scheme exhortation
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Man of the world! wilt thou not pause,
And give thy heart to heaven’s cause?
In paths of interest wilt thou plod,
Forgetful of the Lord thy God?
Oh! turn away from life’s parade,
Before thy soul hath been betrayed,
From virtue’s eminence to stoop,
And forfeit its eternal hope.
What purer pleasures wouldst thou taste,
Than are by piety embraced?
What higher prize couldst thou obtain,
Than thy Creator’s love to gain?
The wealth and glory of the skies,
Are won by generous sacrifice;
By him who selfish joy foregoes,
To mitigate another’s woes;
Whose resignation calm and meek,
Will humbly of God’s chastening speak;
Whose soul from perjury is free,
And worships but one deity.
Man of the world! no gift of thine,
Compares with mercy’s pledge divine,
Which, pardon to each sinner yields,
Whose spirit true contrition feels.

“Man of the world! wilt thou not pause,” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Piety” as Hymn 26 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 29-30. –Aharon Varady

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