Flood Time

 "Oh, tell me how the nations passed

The day before the flood; 

Oh, did they know it was the last? 

And did they call on God?

"In merriment their time is spent;

They sing and play, and dance away; 

They eat and drink, and little think 

They stand on endless ruin's brink.

"Behold just Noah safely ride

Upon the mighty deep; 

While all who once God's word defied 

Beneath the waters sleep.

"Sudden as that tremendous day,

The Judgment hour will come; 

Thousands shall then be swept away, 

And meet an awful doom.

"Let me not count these words a dream,

And still refuse to hear; 

However far the time may seem, 

Each hour it draws more near."