Hymnal: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #72 (1803) Hymnal Title: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians First Line: See the gloomy gath'ring cloud Lyrics: 1 See the gloomy gath'ring cloud,
Hanging o'er a sinful land!
Sure the Lord proclaims aloud,
Times of trouble are at hand;
Happy they who love his name!
They shall always find him near;
Tho' the earth were wrapt in flame,
They have no just cause for fear.
2 Hark! his voice in accents mild,
(Oh, how comforting and sweet)
Speaks to ev'ry humble child,
Pointing out a sure retreat!
"Come, and in my chambers hide,
To my saints of old well known;
There you safely may abide,
'Till the storm be overblown.
3 "You have only to repose
On my wisdom, love and care;
When my wrath consumes my foes,
Mercy shall my children spare;
while they perish in the flood,
You that bear my holy mark,
Sprinkled with atoning blood,
Shall be safe within the ark."
4 Sinners, see the ark prepar'd!
Hast to enter while there's room;
Tho' the Lord his arm has bar'd,
Mercy still retards your doom;
Seek him while there yet is hope,
Ere the day of grace be past,
Lest in wrath he gives you up,
And this call shall prove your last.
The Hiding Place