Escape For Thy Life

See Sodom wrapped in fire, And hark, what piercing shrieks

Author: J. B. Waterbury
Tune: EGYPT (Leach)
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 See Sodom wrapped in fire!
And hark, what piercing shrieks!
Those daring rebels now expire,
For God in justice speaks.

2 O sinner, mark thy fate;
Soon will the Judge appear;
And then thy cries will come too late;
Too late for God to hear.

3 Thy day of mercy gone,
The Spirit grieved away,
Thy cup, long filling, now o’erflown,
Demands the vengeful day.

4 Thy God, insulted, seems
To draw His glittering sword;
And o’er thy guilty head it gleams,
To vindicate His Word.

5 One only hope I see;
O, sinner, seize it now—
The blood that Jesus shed for thee—
No other hope hast thou.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8970

Author: J. B. Waterbury

Waterbury, Jared Bell, D.D., was born in New York City, Aug. 11, 1799, and graduated at Yale College, 1822. He was for some time pastor of a Congregational church at Hudson, New York, and then of Bowdoin Street Congregational church, Boston. He died at Brooklyn, Dec. 31, 1876. He published Advice to a Young Christian; The Officer on Duty, and other works. To the Rev. J. Leavitt's Christian Lyre, vol. i., 1830, he contributed the following hymns, each of which was headed, "Written for the Lyre," and signed "J. B. W.":— 1. My Jesus, Thou hast taught. The Love of Jesus. 2. Met, O God, to ask Thy presence. Repentance. 3. 0 fly, mourning sinner, saith Jesus to me. Promise of Pardon. 4. See Sodom wrapt in fire. Warning.… Go to person page >

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First Line: See Sodom wrapped in fire, And hark, what piercing shrieks
Title: Escape For Thy Life
Author: J. B. Waterbury
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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