Sinner, that slumberest on the brink

Sinner, that slumberest on the brink

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Sinner, that slumb’rest on the brink
Of hell’s devouring lake,
O think on death, on judgment think;
What mean’st thou, sleeper? Wake.

2 Soon shall the Lord Himself descend,
The clouds before Him driv’n:
A sudden shout the earth shall rend,
And shake the powers of Heaven.

3 Myriads of angels bright shall wait,
His orders to obey;
And ransomed saints triumphant meet,
As bright and blest as they.

4 The King shall send His summons forth,
His messenger shall speed,
From east and west, from south and north,
To cite the quick and dead.

5 But, ah! what pale, what ghastly looks!
When guilty wretches come,
To hear from God’s unerring books,
Their just tho’ dreadful doom!

6 Convinced of every wanton word,
Of every daring sin,
Of speeches hard against the Lord,
And thoughts and acts unclean.

7 Save us, O Jesus, by Thy death,
And cleanse us in Thy blood;
Give us to live and die in faith,
And wait the trump of God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10014

Author: Joseph Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sinner, that slumberest on the brink
Author: Joseph Hart



The Cyber Hymnal #10014
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The Cyber Hymnal #10014

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