The Hand of God on the Wall

See the great king of Babel in these latter days of time

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [See the great king of Babel in these latter days of time]
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1 See the great king of Babel in these latter days of time,
Make a feast that’s universal, all the nations drink her wine;
As they eat, drink, and revel in her lofty steeple hall,
God proclaims her desolation by His hand upon the wall.

’Tis the hand of God on the wall,
’Tis the hand of God on the wall;
Babylon the great is fallen, and we’re fully saved in Jesus,
While that hand is writing on the wall.

2 All deceived and deceiving, see the city and her lords
Riot in their carnal pleasure, heeding not Jehovah’s words;
For He speaks, now revealing mystic Babel’s utter fall,
And the holy read the writing of their God upon the wall. [Refrain]

3 How the nations are drunken, and are sporting in their shame,
Even scoffing at our Savior, and profane His holy name;
Far more blind than Belshazzar, who so trembled with appal,
They still riot on to judgment, with their doom upon the wall. [Refrain]

4 h, the sin and confusion, oh, the vanity and pride,
Of the multitude of Sodom who in Babylon abide!
But all honor to Jesus! we have heard His angel’s call,
And escaped the sure destruction that is written on the wall. [Refrain]

5 Hear the loud voice from heaven, “Come, my people, gather home!”
For to you the signs are given, that the Lord is near to come;
Now He shakes every nation, heed the warning, great and small,
For the wicked soon shall perish, say the hand upon the wall. [Refrain]

6 See the saints come to Zion and possess the holy land!
Hallelujah! shout the freedom! in the living God we stand;
Since we follow the Savior, love and serve Him Lord of all,
Babel’s kingdom now is finished, says the hand upon the wall. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

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First Line: See the great king of Babel in these latter days of time
Title: The Hand of God on the Wall
Author: D. S. Warner
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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