Christ revealed in a soul slain by the law

Smote by thy law, I'm justly slain

Author: Nathan Strong
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Smote by thy law, I'm justly slain,
Great God, behold my case;
Pity a sinner filled with pain,
Nor drive me from thy face.

2 Dread terrors fright my guilty soul,
thy justice, all in flames,
Gives sentence on this heart so foul,
So hard, so full of crimes.

3 'Tis trembling hardness that I feel;
I fear, but can't relent,
Perhaps of endless death the seal:
Oh that I could repent!

4 My prayers, my tears, my vows are vile,
My duties black with guilt;
On such a wretch can mercy smile,
Though Jesu's blood was spilled?

5 Speechless I sink to endless night,
I see an opening hell:
But lo! what glory strikes my sight?
Such glory who can tell!

6 Enwrapped in these bright beams of peace,
I feel a gracious God:
Swell, swell the note; Oh, tell his grace!
Sound his high praise abroad!

7 Now rise, my soul, adore and love,
Leave sin and hell behind;
Give all thy powers to heaven above,
And praise the eternal mind.

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: Smote by thy law, I'm justly slain
Title: Christ revealed in a soul slain by the law
Author: Nathan Strong
Meter: 8.6.8.6

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Evangelical Hymns #478

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #268

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Hymns, Selected and Original #268

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Hymns #268

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Hymns #268

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Hymns #268

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Hymns #268

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d107

Select Hymns #d411

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Select Hymns #134

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #101

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d377

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CXXVIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CXXVIII

Village Hymns #d491

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #359

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #359

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #359

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