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Dark brood the heavens o'er thee

Dark brood the heavens o'er thee

Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Dark brood the heavens over thee,
Black clouds of gloom are gathering fast,
In awful power thy God has come,
Thy days of sin and mirth are past.

2 Dark brood the heavens over thee,
Red flames of death are bursting round;
Bright lightnings flash, loud thunders roar,
How shakes the heaving, broken ground!

3 Dark brood the heavens over thee,
Behold, the Judge of all appears;
Unnumbered millions throng around,
Raised from the buried dust of years.

4 Dark brood the heavens over thee;
Sinner, behold thy dreadful doom!
Destruction opens wide for thee
Thy blindly chosen, final home.

2 Yet stay, the vision lingers yet;
Why, sinner, O, why wilt thou die?
Dark brood the heavens, but mercy waits;
This hour to Christ, thy Saviour, fly.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #876

Author: Samuel Francis Smith

Smith, Samuel Francis, D.D., was born in Boston, U.S.A., Oct. 21, 1808, and graduated in arts at Harvard, and in theology at Andover. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1832, and became the same year editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. He also contributed to the Encyclopaedia Americana. From 1834 to 1842 he was pastor at Waterville, Maine, and Professor of Modern Languages in Waterville College. In 1842 he removed to Newton, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1854, when he became the editor of the publications of the Baptist Missionary Union. With Baron Stow he prepared the Baptist collection known as The Psalmist, published in 1843, to which he contributed several hymns. The Psalmist is the most creditable and influential of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dark brood the heavens o'er thee
Author: Samuel Francis Smith
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)
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Church Melodies #846

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Hymns and Tunes #333

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d229

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a714

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Millennial Harp #C78

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d144

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #304

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d32

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Songs of Pilgrimage #568

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #252[250]

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #252

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #252

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d181

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #45a

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #624

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The Congregational Hymn Book #446

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The Harp #423

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a423

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The Jubilee Harp #714

The Millennial Harp #d96

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #409

The Sacred Lyre #d10

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #876

The Social Harp. Rev. #d81

The Social Harp #d65

The Vestry Hymn Book #d90

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