The Death of the Sinner and the Saint

What scenes of horror and of dread

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 47 hymnals

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1 What scenes of horror and of dread
Await the sinner's dying bed!
Death's terrors all appear in sight,
Presages of eternal night.

2 His sins in dreadful order rise,
And fill his soul with sad surprise;
Mount Sinai's thunder shuns his ears,
And not one ray of hope appears.

3 Tormenting pangs distract his breast;
Where'er he turns he finds no rest;
Death strikes the blow; he groans and cries,
And in despair and horror dies.

4 Not so the heir of heavenly bliss:--
His soul is filled with conscious peace;
A steady faith subdues his fear!
He sees the happy Canaan near,

5 His mind is tranquil and serene;
No terrors in his looks are seen;
His Savior's smile dispels the gloom,
And smooths his passage to the tomb.

6 Lord! make my faith and love sincere,
My judgment sound, my conscience clear:
And, when the toils of life are past,
May I be found in peace at last.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #387

Author: John Fawcett

Fawcett, John, D.D., was born Jan. 6, 1739 or 1740, at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorks. Converted at the age of sixteen under the ministry of G. Whitefield, he at first joined the Methodists, but three years later united with the Baptist Church at Bradford. Having begun to preach he was, in 1765, ordained Baptist minister at Wainsgate, near Hebden Bridge, Yorks. In 1772 he was invited to London, to succeed the celebrated Dr. J. Gill, as pastor of Carter's Lane; the invitation had been formally accepted, the farewell sermon at Wainsgate had been preached and the wagons loaded with his goods for removal, when the love and tears of his attached people prevailed and he decided to remain. In 1777 a new chapel was built for him at Hebden Bridg… Go to person page >

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First Line: What scenes of horror and of dread
Title: The Death of the Sinner and the Saint
Author: John Fawcett
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

What scenes of horror and of dread. J. Fawcett. [Death.] From his Hymns, &c, 1782, No. 34.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d522
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d540
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d326
A Selection of Hymns #d307
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #559Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d243
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXXIIITextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #223Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #71bPage Scan
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Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d129
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #224Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #155Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DLIXPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d453
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d456
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d593
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #595Page Scan
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d455
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #361Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLXITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLXITextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1277Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d248
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D224Page Scan



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