Sinners, the call obeyAuthor: Charles Wesley
Published in 40 hymnals
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1 Sinners, the call obey--
The latest call of grace;
The day is come, the vengeful day
Of a devoted race:
Devils and men combine
To plague the faithless seed,
And phials full of wrath divine
Are bursting on your head.
2 Enter into the Rock,
Ye trembling slaves of sin--
The Rock of your salvation, struck
And cleft to take you in:
To shelter the distressed,
He did the cross endure;
Enter into the clefts, and rest
In Jesus' wounds secure.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #767
Sinners, the call obey, The latest call of grace. C. Wesley. [In Time of National Danger.] This hymn was written under the some circumstances as "Sovereign of all, Whose will ordains", and was published in the same tract, Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution, 1st ed., 1744, in 8 st. of 8 1. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. iv. p. 12). In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, st. v.-vii. from this hymn, and st. v., vi. from C. Wesley's "Tremendous Lord of earth find sky," published in Hymns Occasioned by the Earthquake, March 8, 1750 : London, 1750, were given as No. 441, as a hymn "For England," beginning, "Terrible God and true." In the 2nd edition of the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1781, this cento was replaced by st. i., ii., vi.-viii., as "Sinners, the call obey," and this was retained until the revised edition of 1875, when it was replaced by "Jesus, the word bestow" Home Missions), which had been previously published from the Wesley manuscript in the 1830 Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 706 (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. xiii., p. 22).
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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