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Ah, the trembling of that day

Ah, the trembling of that day

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Ah, the trembling of that day,
Ah, the terror, and the dread;
When the heavens are rolled away,
And the Judge of quick and dead
In the judgement shall not fail;--
Who shall not his sin bewail?

Spare me, Lord, Thy creature spare,
When to judgement I am borne;
I have sinned, but, Lord forbear,
Every sin I humbly mourn;
Thou alone art sinless! Save:
Grant the mercy that I crave.

Yea, my tears refuse to flow,
True repentance I have none;--
Were I contrite, I should know
All the evil I have done;
In my blindness mercy give,
Speak the word and I shall live.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ah, the trembling of that day
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English
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