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Fools Make A Mock At Sin

Fools make a mock at sin

Author: John Berridge
Tune: MORNINGTON (Mornington)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fools make a mock at sin,
And with destruction sport;
But death will stop their simple grin,
And cut their laughter short.

2 Bethink, oh, thoughtless man,
What misery sin brings forth;
All sorrow, sickness, want, and pain,
From sin receive their birth.

3 On angels sin has cast
Destruction without end;
Through sin the heav’nly form they lost,
And sunk into a fiend!

4 The sin thou lovest well,
At last will make thee mourn;
It has blown up a fire in hell,
Which will for ever burn.

5 Sin bringeth ghastly woe,
Yet comes with leering face!
Regard it as thy deadly foe,
And fly its foul embrace.

6 Lord, give me godly fear,
And keep me watchful, too,
Else I may sit in scorner’s chair,
And mock as scorners do.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13704

Author: John Berridge

Berridge, John, born at Kingston, Notis, March 1, 1716, and educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge. In 1749 he was ordained as curate to the parish of Stapleford, near Cambridge, and in 1755 he was preferred to the Vicarage of Everton, where he died Jan. 22, 1793. His epitaph, written by himself for his own tombstone (with date of death filled in), is an epitome of his life. It reads:— " Here lies the remains of John Berridge, late Vicar of Everton, and an itinerate servant of Jesus Christ, who loved his Master and His work; and after running on His errands for many years, was caught up to wait on Him above. Reader! art thou born again? (No salvation without a new birth.) I was born in sin, February, 1716; remained ignorant of my fallen sta… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fools make a mock at sin
Title: Fools Make A Mock At Sin
Author: John Berridge
Source: Sion's Songs (London: Vallance & Conder, 1785)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13704
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The Cyber Hymnal #13704

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