1 O Holy Father, righteous God!
Our souls are fill'd with fear;
Thy punishments, thy scourge and rod,
Have now approached near.
2 Distressed and alarm'd we stand,
To see our awful state;
Thy judgments on our guilty land,
Is what we must await.
3 Thy punishments are very just,
O Lord, we must confess;
We should be humbled to the dust,
Who have abus'd thy grace.
4 How long have we abus'd thy word,
And ran the sinful course;
Well we deserve to feel the sword
With all its weight and force.
5 In many ways have we been warn'd
To turn from these our ways;
But all thy mercies we have spurn'd,
And slighted all thy grace.
6 But O, the time is come at last,
When we must feel the shock;
God's righteous sentence now is pass'd,
And justice strikes the stroke.
7 O, whither can such creatures fell?
Such as we are indeed!
But unto thee, O Lord! to thee!
Whose promises we plead.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLIII
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d379||O holy father righteous God||O holy father righteous God||1850|
|Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLIII||O Holy Father, righteous God!||O Holy Father, righteous God!||C. M.||1 Peter 4:12-19||1816||For a Fast-Day in time of War ||
|Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #638||O holy father righteous God||O holy father righteous God||1838||Civil Government ||