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Long Sunk In Superstition's Night

Long sunk in superstition's night

Author: Michael M. Dutt
Tune: ST. PAUL (Chalmers' Collection)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Long sunk in superstition’s night
By sin and Satan driven,
I saw not, cared not, for the light,
That leads the blind to Heaven.

2 I sat in darkness—reason’s eye
Was shut, was closed in me:
I hastened to eternity
O’er error’s dreadful sea.

3 But now at length Thy grace, O Lord,
Bids all around me shine:
I drink Thy sweet, Thy precious word;
I kneel before Thy shrine.

4 I’ve broke affection’s tenderest ties
For my blest Savior’s sake:
All, all I love beneath the skies
Lord, I for Thee forsake.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8255

Author: Michael M. Dutt

A student of the Hindoo College, named Modoosoodun Dutt, had for some time past determined to renounce the religion of his fathers, and to embrace Christianity. It is very singular, that before he had actually made up his mind to take this step, he had received no clerical instruction whatsoever, having been in the habit of reading books and tracts by himself. A few weeks ago, he presented himself before a clergyman in Calcutta [Kolkata], as a Catechumen, and stated his willingness to embrace the religion which reason, conscience, experience, all conspired to tell him was the true one. He was shortly afterwards introduced to the archdeacon, who was highly satisfied with the proofs he exhibited in himself of a sound faith and a well grounded… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long sunk in superstition's night
Title: Long Sunk In Superstition's Night
Author: Michael M. Dutt
Language: English


The Cyber Hymnal #8255
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)