With melting heart and weeping eyes

With melting heart and weeping eyes

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 With melting heart and weeping eyes,
My guilty soul for mercy cries;
What shall I do, or whither flee,
T'escape that vengeance due to me?

2 Till now, I saw no danger nigh:
I liv'd at ease, nor fear'd to die;
Wrapt up in self-deceit and pride,
"I shall have peace at last," I cried.

3 But when, great God! thy light divine
Had shone on this dark soul of mine,
Then I beheld, with trembling awe,
The terrors of thy holy law.

4 How dreadful, now, my guilt appears,
In childhood, youth, and growing years!
Before thy pure discerning eye,
Lord, what a filthy wretch as I!

5 Should vengeance sill my soul pursue,
Death and destruction are my due;
Yet mercy can my guilt forgive,
And bid a dying sinner live.

6 Does not thy sacred word proclaim
Salvation free in Jesus' name?
To him I look, and humbly cry,
"O save a wretch condemned to die!"

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #186

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: With melting heart and weeping eyes
Author: John Fawcett

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #427

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d182

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #186

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d376

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d227

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #157

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #207

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d503

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #56

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d359

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #272

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #272

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #272

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #272

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #117

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d957

Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d399

Revival Hymns #d202

Select Hymns #d216

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #728

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1012a

Zion's Harp #d165

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