1 The God who once to Israel spoke
From Sinai's top, in fire and smoke,
In gentler strains of gospel grace,
Invites us now to seek his face.
2 Hark! how from Calvary it sounds;
From the Redeemer's bleeding wounds;
"Pardon and grace I freely gave,
Poor sinner, look to me and live."
3 What other arguments can move
The heart that slights a Savior's love!
Yet till Almighty power constrain,
This matchless love is preached in vain.
4 O Savior,let that power be felt,
And cause each stony heart to melt!
Deeply impress upon our youth
The light and force of gospel truth.
5 How will they else thy presence bear,
When as a Judge thou shalt appear;
When slighted love to wrath shall turn
And the whole earth like Sinai burn!
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799