God from his throne with piercing eye

God from his throne with piercing eye

Author: Joseph Steward
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 God from his throne with piercing eye,
Naked does every heart behold;
But never, till we come to die,
To us will such a view unfold.

2 Should sin, in naked form appear,
Just as it rises in the heart,
And others know and see it there
In every feeling, every thought:

3 The fire of hell must kindle soon,
How envy and revenge would flame!
One heart would urge another on,
Till rage and vengeance want a name!

4 Sin in its nature would appear
A living death, to form a hell;
The worst of miseries creatures fear,
The worst of plagues the tongue can tell.

5 Unvailed and naked every heart
Before the judgment seat must stand,
Sin act no more a double part,
But meet a death from its own hand.

6 The fiery lake must hotter grow
From the fierce clash of sinful souls;
Each bosom like a furnace glow,
Nor God the rage, or fire control.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Joseph Steward

Steward, Joseph; preacher who became a portrait painter and silhouettist, active in Hartford, Conn.; b. 1753, d. 1822 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God from his throne with piercing eye
Author: Joseph Steward
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #213

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Hymns, Selected and Original #213

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Hymns #213

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #18

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCCLXVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCCLXVII

Village Hymns #d174

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #148

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #148

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #148

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