Hell's Gate Now good Christians young and old, oh give ear unto my solo These few lines I will unfold oh come listen unto me It's in tears ye should lament what a sinful life you spent Now it's time for to repent and think on eternity. Now good Christians well ye know oh our poor souls they are exposed on In every sinful motion by which we take the life What; cursing and blaspheming, cheating and bewailing And injuring your neighbours both rnorning noon, and night. O the Holy Sabbath Day, it Was God himself who made it With pious words and prayer that Sabbath Day should keep Join in the congregation with pious expectation The holy allegation the Mass we should attend. But instead of Mass on Sunday, you spend your time till Monday Drinking and plundering on our poor families The sin that we violated, promise allegation Has brought a destination unto our country, But hell's gates they will be opened with fire and serpents roaring And burning flames of brimstone for to increase the flame Oh your sinful soul shall mourn once in hell there's no return And you will weep and mourn bound down in firy chains. Now they pierced the hands and feet oh of our redeemer sweet one On the cross of thirty feet they nailed with all iron pins They crowned his head with thorns they treated him with scorn All this our great redeemer did suffer for our sins, So, good christians all prepare for the time is drawing nearer When judgment on Mount Calvary you all have to attend 0n the right hand there stands Satan; on the left your guardian angel Before the throne of Mankind you all have to attend. For your sins you can't deny them it's useless for to try then For they are pinned in black and white all on our foreheads bare So prepare now for confession say penance and contrition And God will grant you pardon on that last Judgment day. Traditional From the singing of the Kenny Family from Kitchuses, NFLD TN apr97
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