Sinner, art thou still secure?

Sinner, art thou still secure?

Author: John Newton
Published in 173 hymnals

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1 Sinner, art thou still secure?
Wilt thou still refuse to pray?
Can thy heart or hands endure
In the Lord's avenging day!

2 See, his mighty arm is bared!
Awful terrors clothe his brow!
For his judgment stand prepared,
Thou must either break or bow.

3 At his presence nature shakes,
Earth affrighted hastes to flee;
Solid mountains melt like wax,
What will then become of thee?

4 Who his advent may abide?
You that glory in your shame,
Will you find a place to hide
When the world is wrapped in flame?

5 Then the rich, the great, the wise,
Trembling, guilty, self-condemned;
Must behold the wrathful eyes
Of the Judge they once blasphemed.

6 Where are now their haughty looks,
Oh, their horror and despair!
When they see the opened books,
And their dreadful sentence hear!

7 Lord, prepare us by thy grace!
Soon we must resign our breath;
And our souls be called to pass
Through the iron gate of death.

8 Let us now our day improve,
Listen to the gospel voice;
Seek the things that are above;
Scorn the world's pretended joys.

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

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul­tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas à Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sinner, art thou still secure?
Author: John Newton
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English

Tune

PLEYEL'S HYMN


WILMOT (Weber)


YARBROUGH

According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Yarbrough "has been attributed to William B. Bradbury, but there is no evidence for this. Its earliest publication seems to have been in New Life (Nashville, 1880) with the arrangement credited to Rigdon M. McIntosh." (p.239)

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The Cyber Hymnal #5892

The Sacred Harp #523

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