1 The Lord is near! with Sinai trend
He comes to earth again;
From sudden darkness overhead,
A tongue of lightning, clear and dread,
Enough to wake the dusty dead,
Proclaims God's will to men.
2 Oh, bleeding country, now arise,
And call upon the Lord;
Thy broken heart and tearful eyes
Win pity on thee from the skies,
Through Christ, the world's slain sacrifice,
Who saves thee by his word.
3 Thou God of nations, hear our prayer;
We lift our thoughts to thee;
Our sinful nation's life, oh spare!
And may our grief thy grace declare,
By every Christly cross we bear
To bless and make men free.
Clark, Alexander, D.D., born March 10, 1835, died July 6, 1879. Dr. Clark was for many years a Minister of the American Methodist Episcopal Church, and the editor of the Methodist Recorder, published at Pittsburgh. Two of his hymns:—
1. Heavenly Father, bless me now. Lent.
2. Make room for Jesus. Lent.
are given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >
Display Title: The Lord is near! with Sinai treadFirst Line: The Lord is near! with Sinai treadAuthor: Alexander ClarkMeter: 8s & 6s P.Date: 1873Subject: The Christian Nation | Fast-Day; Sudden National Calamity |