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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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First Line: Hell, 'tis a word of dreadful sound
Author: Brown

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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #476Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #239Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #341Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #341Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d174
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d110
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d237
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d193
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #625Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #524Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #524Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #476Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d68
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #750Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d302
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d144
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #750TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #750Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #750Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #750Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #750Page Scan
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d41
The Book of Worship #450TextPage Scan
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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