Haste, haste, the clouds arise

Haste, haste, the clouds arise

Author: William Hunter
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Haste, haste, the clouds arise;
Stay not in danger's path;
They gather up the frowning skies,
Like messengers of wrath.
Behold the ark of safety near,
Be warn'd of God, be moved by fear.

2 See how the lightnings leap,
Exulting thunders shout,
Rebellious man from earth to sweep,
The foes of God to rout:
The door of mercy yet is wide,
Go, sinner, in the ark abide.

3 Behold the dark'ning gloom,
The skies send out a sound,
Unthinking man, the signs of doom
Are gathering thick around;
Go, seek for safety while you may,
The ark is waiting--come away.

4 Already streams descend
Of condemnation dread;
Oh! who will thee from wrath defend
Who screen thy guilty head?
The ark, the ark alone can save
Poor sinking souls from death's dark wave.

5 Haste, haste to seek its door,
The storm is coming fast;
To-day a refuge there secure:
To-day may be the last;
Brave not the fury of the flood,
But rest thee in the ark of God.

6 That ark will hear thee up,
O'er sin and danger's sea,
And land at last on Zion's top,
Where dangers cease to be:
Come in, bewilder'd soul, come in;
Be safe from fear, and cease to sin.

7 Here rest thee, weary soul--
Let torrents from the skies
Adown the sinking mountains roll,
Let oceans foaming rise:
The ark, the ark, will pass them o'er,
And land thee safe on Canaan's shore.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #54a

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Haste, haste, the clouds arise
Author: William Hunter
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