God's answer to a sinner complaining of grace delayed

Sinner, behold I've heard thy groan

Author: Nathan Strong
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Sinner, behold I've heard thy groan,
I know thy heart, thy life I've known;
I've seen thy hope from grace proclaimed,
Thy trembling fear when Sinai flamed.

2 To me, the mighty God, attend,
In me behold the sinner's friend;
'Twas I who gave thy conscience voice,
Thou hast opposed by sinful choice.

3 Think not to bribe my sovereign grace,
Nor move me by a sorrowing face;
'Tis thine own heart makes grace delay,
And hides a pardoning, glorious day.

4 Moved by thy fear, and not by love,
Thy daily prayers are sent above;
Thou hast not wished my will to meet,
Nor lain submissive at my feet.

5 The holy terms of gospel grace,
Have hid my glory from thy face;
To hearts and wills like thine opposed
The door of peace is ever closed.

6 Should thy proud will at length submit,
With holy sorrow deeply smit,
Thy voice would be the first to say,
I'm glorious in this long delay.

7 Stay, sinner, cease my grace to chide,
Nor think thy moans such sin can hide,
Delay no more, repent and live,
Or meet the death my wrath must give.

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

Author: Nathan Strong

Strong, Nathan, D.D., a leading Congregational divine of his day, was born at Coventry, Connecticut, Oct. 16, 1748, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1769. He first studied law, but soon turned his attention to the ministry. In January 1774 he became the Pastor of the First Congregational Church at Hartford, and remained there to his death in 1816. In 1796 he won much repute through his essay on The Doctrine of Eternal Misery consistent with the Infinite Benevolence of God. He founded The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, in 1800, and also took a prominent part in establishing the Connecticut Home Mission Society in 1801. His degree of D.D. was conferred by the University of Princeton. His services to American hymnology, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sinner, behold I've heard thy groan
Title: God's answer to a sinner complaining of grace delayed
Author: Nathan Strong
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d78
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d429
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #186Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #264Page Scan
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d98
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #170Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CLXXTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLXXTextPage Scan
Village Hymns #d484
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #342Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #342Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #342Page Scan
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