1 How sweet and awful is the place
with Christ within the doors,
while everlasting love displays
the choicest of her stores.
2 While all our hearts and all our songs
join to admire the feast,
each of us cries, with thankful tongue,
"Lord, why was I a guest?
3 "Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
and enter while there's room,
when thousands make a wretched choice,
and rather starve than come?"
4 'Twas the same love that spread the feast
that sweetly drew us in;
else we had still refused to taste,
and perished in our sin.
5 Pity the nations, O our God,
constrain the earth to come;
send Thy victorious Word abroad,
and bring the strangers home.
6 We long to see Thy churches full,
that all the chosen race
may, with one voice and heart and soul,
sing Thy redeeming grace.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #202
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns to the Living God #202||How Sweet and Awful Is the Place||How sweet and awful is the place||ST. COLUMBA||Isaac Watts||CM||2017||Salvation ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #545||How sweet and awful is the place||How sweet and awful is the place||Isaac Watts||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2628||How Sweet and Aweful Is the Place||How sweet and awful is the place||ST. COLUMBA||Isaac Watts||CM||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book III</cite>, 1709, number 13|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #469||How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place||How sweet and awesome is the place||ST. COLUMBA||Isaac Watts||C.M.||Luke 14:16-24||1990||The Way of Salvation | Election; Calling | ; Church | Christ's Presence in; Church | Growth of; Communion with Christ and God | ; Salvation by Grace ||