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193. I Wake to Sober Thought

1 There’s a fact no mortal ever can deny,
There’s a crisis we must surely, surely meet;
All that live upon this earth must shortly die,
And must answer at the great final judgment.

Refrain:
O God, I wake to sober thought,
And face eternity;
By sin I’m lost, by Jesus bought;
So, Lord, I come to Thee.

2 Have I slept while golden moments passed away,
Slept in darkness and exposed to endless woe?
Gracious Lord, I rise, and turn from sin today,
Seeking pardon through Thy long-slighted mercy. [Refrain]

3 Now my reason wakes, my life appears a dream;
Lord, I see my danger, oh, the horrid spell!
To my guilt I wake and stand amazed between
Awful fears of hell and hope’s ling’ring twilight. [Refrain]

4 Now, in dark review, I trace my squandered years,
Hope expires within as sinful life appears;
Yet, Thy face I see through all my bitter tears—
Blessed Jesus, Thou dost offer Thy mercy. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There's a fact no mortal ever can deny
Title: I Wake to Sober Thought
Author: Daniel S. Warner
Meter: 11.11.11.11.8.6.8.6
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 7:2; Ephesians 5:14
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Wake_to_Sober_Thought); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (79); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (552)
Refrain First Line: O God, I wake to sober thought
Tune Information
Name: [There's a fact no mortal ever can deny]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.8.6.8.6
Key: E Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Wake_to_Sober_Thought); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (79); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (552)



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