Give ear, O earth, give ear

Give ear, O earth, give ear

Translator: Horatius Bonar
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Give ear, O earth, give ear!
Depths of the mighty sea!
Give ear, O man! Give ear,
All ’neath the sun that be!

2 The day of wrath draws near,
The dreadful day of doom;
The sinner’s bitter day,
It maketh haste to come.

3 Then shall these ancient skies
Roll up and pass away;
The sun shall blush, and hide
Its face in dread dismay.

4 The moon shall change and flee;
The noon grow dark as night;
The stars shall fall to earth
In wild and sore affright.

5 Alas! alas! alas!
To whom, in that great day,
Shall the sad sinner flee,
On whom for refuge stay?

6 Lost, lost, for ever lost!
"Too late! too late!" he cries;
Lost, lost, for ever lost!
The second death he dies.

7 O Jesu, save and bless,
O Son of God on high:
Then safe in Thee we live,
And safe in Thee we die.

8 Safe to the holy hills,
Safe to the city blest;
Safe from the toil below,
Thou leadest to Thy rest.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9241

Translator: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give ear, O earth, give ear
Translator: Horatius Bonar
Source: Latin
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9241
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