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Sinners, the city where you dwell

Sinners, the city where you dwell

Author: William Hunter
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sinners, the city where you dwell
Is doom'd to fearful wo;
Those dark impending clouds foretell
The quick descending blow.

Sinners, the hiding-place is nigh,
The Saviour calls--away;
He is your only refuge--fly;
There’s danger in delay.

2 Beneath you shall the trembling ground
Quake with the wrath of God;
While all above you, and around,
Shall roll the fiery flood. [Chorus]

3 Haste from your revels and your mirth,
And all your carnal joys;
The day of wrath is bursting forth;
Oh! hasten to be wise. [Chorus]

4 Fly to the mountain, quickly fly;
Nor will your flight be vain;
’Tis God’s own house, and heaven is nigh;
Stay not in all the plain. [Chorus]

5 Angels, sweet messengers of love,
Lend them your rapid wing;
And thou, good Spirit, from above,
All needful succors bring. [Chorus]

6 Why do you tarry, trembling souls?
Haste ere the lightning's blaze;
Fly ere the rumbling thunders calls;
Fly to the hiding-place. [Chorus]

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #85

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sinners, the city where you dwell
Author: William Hunter
Refrain First Line: Sinners, the hiding place is nigh
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11071
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The Cyber Hymnal #11071

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