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Hark, sinner, hark, God speaks to thee

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1 Hark! sinner, hark! God speaks to thee;
How shall I let thee go?
How shall I thy destruction see,
And all thine anguish know?

2 Sinner, how shall I give thee up?
I’ve loved thee as a child;
Yet of thy sins, thou fill’st the cup,
As if with passion wild.

3 Sinner, how shall I let thee go?
My heart doth yearn for thee,
Yet thou dost love transgression so,
Thou wilt not turn to Me.

4 O sinner, stop! pause in thy path,
Pause, ere it be too late;
And now, while I hold back My wrath,
Escape thy threatening fate.

5 But if thou wilt not, then I must
Forever let thee go;
And that I am both kind and just,
The universe shall know.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10235

Author: William Hague

Hague, William, D.D., author of "Hark! sinner hark! God speaks to thee" (God pleading with Man), in Cutting's Hymns for the Vestry and Fireside, 1841, was born at Pelham, Westchester County, New York, Jan. 4, 1808, entered the Baptist ministry in 1829, was successively pastor at several places; and died Aug. 1, 1887. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, sinner, hark, God speaks to thee
Author: William Hague



The Cyber Hymnal #10235
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The Cyber Hymnal #10235

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