Must be born again

Awaked by Sinai's awful sound

Author: Samson Occum
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1 Awak'd by Sinai's awful sound,
My soul in bonds of guilt I found,
And know not where to go;
One solemn truth increased my pain,
The sinner "must be born again,"
Or sink to endless woe.

Source: The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #80a

Author: Samson Occum

Occom, Samson (sometimes given as Ockum, and again as Occum), a Mohican Indian, was born at Norwich, Connecticut, in 1723. He was converted from Paganism under G. Whitefield, in 1739-40, and educated by the Revs. E. Wheelock and Benjamin Pomeroy. In 1748 he removed to Long Island and laboured amongst a remnant of his people. In 1759 he received Presbyterian orders, visited England, 1766-67, where he preached often (once for J. Newton at Olney), and with acceptance, and raised about ten thousand pounds for Dartmouth College, and for Indian education. His later life was spent first among his own race on Long Island, and, from 1786, in Oneida County, N.Y. He died in July, 1792. Occom's Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs was publis… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awaked by Sinai's awful sound
Title: Must be born again
Author: Samson Occum
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, the blood, the blood is all my plea
Copyright: Public Domain



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