Belshazzar

Poor sinners, little do they think

Author: John Newton
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Poor sinners! little do they think
With whom they have to do!
But stand securely on the brink
Of everlasting woe.

2 Chaldea's king profanely bold,
The Lord of Hosts defied.
But vengeance soon his boasts controlled,
And humbled all his pride.

3 He saw a hand upon the wall,
(And trembled on his throne)
Which wrote his sudden dreadful fall
In characters unknown.

4 See him o'erwhelm'd with deep distress!
His eyes with anguish roll;
His looks and loosened joints express
The terrors of his soul.

5 His pomp, and music, guests and wine,
No more delight afford.
O sinners, e'er this ease be thine,
Begin to seek the Lord.

6 The law like this hand writing stands,
And speaks the wrath of God;
But Jesus answers its demands,
And cancels it with blood.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Poor sinners, little do they think
Title: Belshazzar
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d159

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d147

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #17

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d117

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #27

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d143

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d83

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d347

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Hymns for Christian Melody #262

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d254

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d89

Select Hymns #d364

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLXXXVI

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d225

Village Hymns #d437

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #340

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