Hell, 'tis a word of dreadful sound

Hell, 'tis a word of dreadful sound

Author: Brown
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Hell! 'tis a word of dreadful sound;
It chills the heart and shocks the ear;
It spreads a sickly damp around,
And makes the guilty quake with fear.

2 Far from the utmost verge of day,
Its frightful, gloomy region lies;
Fierce flames amidst the darkness play,
And thick sulphureous vapours rise.

3 Conscience, the never-dying worm,
With constant torture gnaws the heart,
And woe and wrath, in every form,
Inflame the wounds, increase the smart.

4 The wretches rave, o'erwhelm'd with woe,
And bite their everlasting chains;
But with their rage their torments grow,
Resentment but augments their pains.

5 Sad world indeed! what heart can bear,
Hopeless, in all these pains to lie;
Rack'd with vexation, grief, despair,
And ever dying, never die!

6 "Lord, save a guilty soul from hell,
Who seeks Thy pardoning, cleansing blood;
O let me in Thy kingdom dwell,
To praise my Saviour and my God."

Source: The Book of Worship #450

Author: Brown

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Author: Brown

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A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d174

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d110

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d193

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #524

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #524

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #750

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d144

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #750

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #750

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #750

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d41

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The Book of Worship #450

The Church Hymn Book #d361

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d185

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