Come Listen, O Ye Formal Saints

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1845

Hymn 79
1. Come listen, O ye formal saints
who, like the Pharisees of old
Bring forth your murmurs and complaints
Against the men your fate foretold.

2. You must come down, your systems too,
Although you do their words condemn,
The scriptures prove their message true,
And all your works the works of men.

3. Just as it was in Noah's day,
And in the year before the flood,
So you can traffic, preach, and pray,
And disbelieve the word of God.

4. The priests and people, all as one,
Must in the general burning fall,
Because they strive the light to shun,
And disregard the heavenly call.