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Paradise Lost

Hark! from the regions of darkest night

Author: Barney E. Warren
Tune: [Hark! from the regions of darkest night]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! from the regions of darkest night.
Cries of a soul in an awful plight;
Pleading for mercy, no hope in sight,
Forever from paradise lost.

Forever from paradise lost!
Forever from paradise lost!
Lost! lost!
Forever from paradise lost!

2 Sinners, now tremble, our Lord is King,
Plenteous pardon he waits to bring;
Yet, if you hold to one sinful thing,
You’ll die and forever be lost. [Refrain]

3 Sad it will be if you miss the prize,
When it is waiting beyond the skies—
Offered so free ere man hopeless dies—
Forever from paradise lost! [Refrain]

4 List to the warning, immortal soul,
Soon will your death-knell in sadness troll;
Oh, the great anguish while ages roll!—
Forever from paradise lost! [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #250

Author: Barney E. Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! from the regions of darkest night
Title: Paradise Lost
Author: Barney E. Warren
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forever from paradise lost!
Copyright: Public Domain


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Truth in Song #250

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