Alas For You (Schwartz Stephen)

Alas alas for you Lawyers and pharisees Hypocrits that you be Searching for souls and fools to forsake them You travel the land you scour the sea After you've got your converts you make them Twice as fit for hell! As you are yourselves! Alas, alas for you Lawyers and pharisees Hypocrits that you are Sure that the kingdom of Heaven awaits you You will not venture half so far Other men that might enter the gates you Keep from passing through! Drag them down with you! You snakes, you viper's brood You cannot escape being Devil's food! I send you prophets, I send you preachers Sages and rages and ages of teachers Nothing can bar your mood (Broadway only, next verse) Alas, alas for you Lawyers and pharisees Hypocrits to a man Sons of the dogs who murdered the prophets Finishing off what your fathers began You don't have time to scorn and to scoff It's getting very late! Vengence doesn't wait! You snakes, you viper's brood You cannot escape being Devil's food! I send you prophets, I send you preachers Sages and rages and ages of teachers Nothing can bar your mood Blind guides, blind fools The blood you spilt On you will fall! This nation, this generation Will bear the guilt of it all! Alas, alas alas for you! Blind fools