To the ark away, or perish

To the ark away, or perish

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: [Savior, round thy footstool bending] (Blow)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 To the ark away, or perish:
Sinners, to the ark away;
Vain the hope, that thousands cherish,
Of deliverance in that day;
When destruction
Cometh, that no arm can stay.

2 Sinners, be advised, and haste ye
To the ark that open lies;
Why, O why, in folly waste ye
Precious time that quickly flies?
Soon your laughter
Will be turned to mournful cries.

3 Hear the Lord Himself invite you,
To His arms, a refuge sure;
O believe Him, lest He smite you
With a curse that none can cure;
When He thunders,
Who His anger can endure?

4 They are safe, and none beside them,
Who the Savior’s word obey;
They are safe, for He will hide them
In the dark and gloomy day;
He will hide them
Till the storm has passed away.

5 Then a bright and glorious season
Shall succeed, and never end;
Hear Him then, for there is reason:
Jesus is the sinner’s friend;
Safe His people,
Nothing shall His saints offend.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9609

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: To the ark away, or perish
Author: Thomas Kelly
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9609
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