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How shall the sons of men appear

How shall the sons of men appear

Author: Samuel Stennett
Tune: MALVERN (Mason)
Published in 66 hymnals

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1 How shall the sons of men appear,
Great God, before thine awful bar?
How may the guilty hope to find
Acceptance with the eternal mind?

2 Not vows, nor groans, nor broken cries,
Not the most costly sacrifice,
Not infant blood profusely spilled,
Will expiate a sinner's guilt.

3 The blood of Jesus Christ alone,
Hat sovereign virtue to atone;
Here we will rest our only plea,
When we approach, great God, to thee.

4 'Tis through his merit we'll arise,
And learn to sing above the skies;
We'll join the triumph round the throne,
And praise the eternal Three in One.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How shall the sons of men appear
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English



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