Escape to the mountain

Representative Text

1. Like Lot and his kindred, vain worldling,
Thou'rt down in the valley of sin;
Escape with thy life to the mountain!
This moment the journey begin.

Chorus:
Escape with thy life to the mountain,
The valley of sin leave behind.
Upward haste! look not back
And pardon and peace thou shalt find.

2. This mountain of mercy poor sinner,
Hath God in his goodness prepared;
That He will those save who ascend it,
He oft in His word hath declared. [Chorus]

3. With Jesus the ascent is easy,
With Jesus alone canst thou go;
He'll guide thee away to the summit,
And help thee o'ercome ev'ry foe. [Chorus]

4. Oh, trust to His guidance, poor sinner,
Through paths of contrition He'll lead,
But upward and onward forever,
To heights that are wondrous indeed. [Chorus]


Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #93

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like Lot and his kindred vain worldling
Title: Escape to the mountain
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: Escape with thy life to the mountain

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