Hell, the Sinner's Own Place

Lord, when I read the traitor's doom

Author: John Ryland
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord when I read the traitor's doom
To "his own place" consign'd,
What holy humble fear and hope
Alternate fill my mind!

2 Traitor to thee I too have been,
But sav'd by matchless grace,
Or else the lowest, hottest hell
Had surely been my place.

3 Thither I was by law adjudg'd,
And thitherward rush'd on;
And there in my eternal doom
Thy justice might have shone.

4 But lo! (what wond'rous, matchless love)
I call a place my own
On earth, within the gospel found,
And at thy gracious throne.

5 A place is mine among thy saints,
A place at JESUS' feet,
And I expect in Heaven a place
Where waints and angels meet.

6 Blest lamb of God, thy sovereign grace
To all around I'd tell,
Which made a place in glory mine,
Whose just desert was hell.


Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXVII

Author: John Ryland

Ryland, John, D.D., son of Rev. John Collett Ryland, was born at Warwick, Jan. 29, 1753. At that time his father was Baptist minister at Warwick, but in 1759 removed to Northampton. "J. Ryland, junior," as for many years he was accustomed to subscribe himself, was in 1781 ordained co-pastor with his father at Northampton. In 1794 he accepted the presidency of the Baptist College and the pastorate of the church in Broadmead, Bristol, and these offices he retained until his death on June 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland was a man of considerable literary culture, and received the degree of D.D. from Brown University, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, and for the three years following the death of Rev. A. Fuller,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, when I read the traitor's doom
Title: Hell, the Sinner's Own Place
Author: John Ryland
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXVII

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #249

The Baptist Harmony #d227

The Baptist Harmony #d228

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #862

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1298

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