Hark, sinner, while God from on high doth entreat thee

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1 Hark, sinner, while God from on high doth entreat thee,
And warnings with accents of mercy doth blend;
Give ear to his voice, lest in judgment he meet thee,
"The harvest is passing, the summer will end."

Refrain:
The harvest is passing, the summer will end;
The harvest is passing, the summer will end.

2 How oft of thy danger and guilt he hath told thee!
How oft still the message of mercy doth send!
Haste, haste, while he waits in his arms to enfold thee;
"The harvest is passing, the summer will end." [Refrain]

3 Despised and rejected, at length he may leave thee:
What anguish and horror thy bosom will rend!
Then haste thee, O sinner, while he will receive thee;
"The harvest is passing, the summer will end." [Refrain]

4 Ere long, and Jehovah will come in his power;
Our God will arise, with his foes to contend;
Haste, haste thee, O sinner! prepare for that hour!
"The harvest is passing, the summer will end." [Refrain]

5 The Saviour will call thee in judgment before him;
O, bow to his scepter, and make him thy friend!
Now yield him thy heart, and make haste to adore him;
Thy harvest is passing, thy summer will end. [Refrain]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #427

Author: John B. Hague

Hague, John B., born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1813; entered the Baptist ministry in 1835, but retired in 1845 to undertake educational work. For some years he has been a lay member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. In 1842 he published Hymns for Social and Private Worship, to which he contributed 7 hymns. From this collection his hymn, "Hark, sinner, while God from on high doth entreat thee" (Warning) is taken. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, sinner, while God from on high doth entreat thee
Author: John B. Hague

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