Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Ye simple souls who stray / Ye simple souls who stray Far from the path of / Ye simple souls who stray Far from the path / Ye simple souls, that stray

Original language: English

Words: Charles Wesley
Music: Evan Stephens

Ye simple souls who stray
, 35


1. Ye simple souls who strayFar from the path of peace,That lonely, unfrequented wayTo life and happiness;Why will ye folly love,And throng the downward road,And hat the wisdom from above,And mock the sons of God?
2. Madness and miseryYe count our life beneath,And nothing great or good can see,Or glorious in our death.As only born to grieve,Beneath your feet we lie,And utterly contemned we live,And unlamented die.
3. So wretched and obscure,The men whom ye despise,So foolish, impotent and poor,Above your scorn we rise.We through the Holy Ghost,Can witness better things;For He, whose blood is all our boast,Has made us Priests and Kings.
4. Riches unsearchableIn Jesus’ love we know;And pleasure springing from the wellOf life our souls o’erflow.The Spirit we receiveOf wisdom, grace and power;And, though ’mid scenes of woe we live,Rejoicing evermore.
5. Angels our servants are,And keep in all our ways;And in their watchful hands they bearThe sacred sons of grace;Unto that heavenly blissThey all our steps attend,And God Himself our Father is,And Jesus is our Friend.
6. With Him we walk in white,We in His image shine;Our robes are robes of glorious light,Our righteousness divine.On all the kings of earthWith pity we look down;And claim, in virtue of our birth,A never-fading crown.

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Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Choir)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Women’s Chorus)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Choir)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Women’s Chorus)

, 387

Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Choir)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Women’s Chorus)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Choir)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray (Women’s Chorus)

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

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About the tune composer

Evan Stephens

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