1 Alas! for I have seen the Lord,
With a drawn sword he stood;
Now might he sheathe it in my flesh,
And bathe it in my blood.
2 I've dar'd him with my mighty sins,
As if he was to slow;
But now he comes both arm'd and girt,
As an enraged foe.
3 What shall a guilty sinner do,
When justice does appear?
O wither shall I flee from him,
Whose place is ev'ry where?
4 As I can neither stand nor fly,
So neither can I bear
The mighty hand which grinds the rocks,
And doth foundations tear.
5 My pale, my poor, my trembling soul,
Does start at ev'ry thing;
It hourly fears huge hosts of wrath
From this incensed King.
6 Should he but his commission grant,
All creatures would engage
Against me as their foe profess'd,
With an united rage.
7 My fears are just; I deserve hell,
And 'tis my proper hire;
But who can dwell; O! who can dwell
With everlasting fire?
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #II||The Sinner's Fears||Alas! For I have seen the LORD||1774|
|Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #CXLVII||The Sinner's Fear||Alas! for I have seen the Lord||1802|
|Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians (7th Ed. Rev.) #147||The Sinner's Fears||Alas! for I have seen the Lord||1800|
|Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians (Latest and largest ed.) #CXLIV||Alas for I have seen the Lord||Alas for I have seen the Lord||John Mason||1794|
|Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the Use of Religious Assemblies and Private Christians. 8th ed. #d6||Alas for I have seen the Lord||Alas for I have seen the Lord||John Mason||1797|
|The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #CXXXVIII||Alas for I have seen the Lord||Alas for I have seen the Lord||John Mason||1805|