Awake, Ye Guilty Souls

Awake, ye guilty souls, awake

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Awake, ye guilty souls, awake,
Nor sleep, till Tophet takes you in!
The Lord of hosts is ris’n to shake
The earth polluted with your sin.

2 Enter into the Rock, and hide
Your trembling spirits in the dust;
Fly to the clefts, the riven side,
And in a dying Savior trust.

3 Before the Lord’s fierce anger come,
Before He bring the vengeful day,
And fix th’ irrevocable doom,
And earth’s foundations melt away.

4 Before its mouth it opens wide,
And gasps to feel the final blow;
Firmer support, ye worms, provide,
Or sink into eternal woe.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8928

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, ye guilty souls, awake
Title: Awake, Ye Guilty Souls
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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