Thunder

When a black overspreading cloud

Author: John Newton
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 When a black overspreading cloud
Has darkened all the air;
And peals of thunder roaring loud,
Proclaim the tempest near;

2 Then guilt and fear, and fruits of sin,
The sinner oft pursue;
A louder storm is heard within,
And conscience thunders too.

3 But whither, sinners, will ye flee,
When nature's mighty frame,
The ponderous earth and air and sea,
Shall all dissolve in flame?

4 Amazing day! it comes apace!
The judge is hastening down!
Can ye thenbear to see his face,
Or stand before his frown.

5 Lord, let thy mercy find a way
To touch each stubborn heart;
That they may never hear thee say,
"Ye cursed ones depart."

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: When a black overspreading cloud
Title: Thunder
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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