10618. Ye Sinners On Backsliding Bent

1 Ye sinners on backsliding bent,
God’s gracious call attend;
Shall not compassion so divine
Each stubborn spirit bend?

2 "How shall I give mine Israel up
To ruin and despair?
How pour down showers of flaming wrath
And make a Sodom there?

3 "My bowels strong relentings feel;
My heart is pained within;
I will not all My wrath exert,
Nor visit all their sin."

4 The mercy of a God restrains
The thunders of His hand;
Come, seek protection from that power,
Which you can ne’er withstand.

5 With trembling haste, O God, to Thee
Let sinners wing their flight;
As doves, when birds of prey pursue,
Down on their windows light.

6 Father, we seek Thy gracious arm,
All melted at Thy voice;
O may Thy heart, that feels our woes,
In our return rejoice.

Text Information
First Line: Ye sinners on backsliding bent
Title: Ye Sinners On Backsliding Bent
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: GRÄFENBERG by Johann Crüger, MARTYRDOM by Hugh Wilson
Tune Information
Name: MANOAH
Composer: Giocchino Antonio Rossini (1851, arr.)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: Collection of Church Music by Henry W. Greatorex, 1851
Copyright: Public Domain



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