Sinner, is thy heart at rest

Sinner, is thy heart at rest

Author: J. B. Waterbury
Tune: FAIRFAX
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Sinner, is thy heart at rest?
Is thy bosom void of fear?
Art thou not by guilt oppressed?
Speaks not conscience in thine ear?

2 Can this world afford thee bliss?
Can it chase away thy gloom?
Flattering, false, and vain it is:--
Tremble at the worldling's doom.

3 Think, oh sinner, on thy end;
See the judgment-day appear!
Thither must thy spirit wend;
There thy righteous sentence hear.

4 Wretched, ruined, helpless soul,
To a Saviour's blood apply;
He alone can make thee whole;
Fly to Jesus,--sinner, fly!

Source: The Book of Worship #289

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: Sinner, is thy heart at rest
Author: J. B. Waterbury

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XLIII

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #820

The Baptist Harmony #d326

The Baptist Harmony #d335

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #720

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The Book of Worship #289

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The Christian Lyre #81

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The Christian Lyre: Vol I (8th ed. rev.) #81

The Sacred Lute #d290

Truth and Hope #d131

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