Where shall we sinners hide our heads

Where shall we sinners hide our heads

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 Where shall we sinners hide our heads,
Can rocks or mountains save?
Or shall we wrap us in the shades
Of midnight and the grave?

2 Is there no shelter from the eye
Of a revenging God?
Jesus, to thy dear wounds we fly,
Bedew us with thy blood.

3 Those guardian drops our souls secure,
And wash away our sins;
Eternal justice frowns no more,
And conscience smiles within.

4 We bless that wondrous purple stream
That cleanses every stain;
Yet are our souls but half redeemed,
If sin, the tyrant, reign.

5 Lord, blast his empire with thy breath,
That cursed throne must fall;
Ye flattering plagues, that work our death,
Fly, for we hate you all.

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

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Where shall we sinners hide our heads
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #264

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #M.XXX

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d367

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #98

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d290

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d316

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #834

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #812

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #834

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #197

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #201

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #818

Village Hymns #d647

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d490

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