Turn, Sinner, Turn O!

DESCRIPTION: "Turn, sinner, turn today, turn, Sinner, turn O!" (x2). "Wait not for tomorrow's sun." "Tomorrow's sun will sure to shine." "The sun may shine, but on your grave." "Hark, I hear them sinner say" "If you get to heaven I'll get there too."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad death
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, pp. 36-37, "Turn, Sinner, Turn O!" (2 texts, 1 tune with variants)
Roud #11991
NOTES: Possibly suggested by Jesus's parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12:16-21, in which God says to a man who has devoted all his energy to short-term wealth, "Fool! This very night your soul is demanded of you...." - RBW
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File: AWG036

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