That Awful Day Will Surely Come

That awful day will surely come

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 342 hymnals

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1 That awful day will surely come,
Th' appointed hour makes haste,
When I must stand before my Judge,
And pass the solemn test.

2 Thou lovely Chief of all my joys,
Thou Sovereign of my heart!
How could I bear to hear thy voice
Pronounce the sound, depart!

3 Oh, wretched state of deep despair,
To see my God remove,
And fix my doleful station where
I must not taste his love!

4 Oh, tell me that my worthless name
Is graven on thy hands;
Show me some promise in thy Book,
Where my salvation stands.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #924

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 100 of 342)

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d185

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d233

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #626

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d546

A Collection of Hymns and Psalms for the Use of Singing School and Musical Societies #d142

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d232

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d783

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d787

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d788

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #719

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d330

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d563

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d325

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d477

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #720

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d299

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #221

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d270

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d144

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d229

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d440

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d277

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d258

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #987

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #647

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #470

Baptist Harmony #d214

Baptist Songs with Music #d182

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d832

Chapel Hymns #d512

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d833

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #74

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d960

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #928

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d663

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d122

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #312

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Familiar Hymns for Social Meetings #19

Family Hymns #d226

Free Methodist Hymnal #d574

General Baptist Hymn Book #d433

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d289

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d347

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d386

Gospel Melodies #d170

Hallowed Songs #d318

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d299

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #597

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d488

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d473

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #597

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #689

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #689

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #838

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1020

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1020

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #268

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