Alas alas how blind I've been

Alas alas how blind I've been

Author: Nathan Strong
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Alas! alas how blind I've been,
How little of myself I've seen!
Sportive I sailed the sensual tide,
Thoughtless of God whom I defied.

2 I heard of heaven, I heard of hell,
Where bliss and woe eternal dwell;
But mocked the threats of truth divine,
And scorned the place where angels shine.

3 My angry heart refused the blood
Of a descending, suffering God;
And guilty passion boldly broke
The holy law which heaven had spoke.

4 The alluring world controlled my choice,
When conscience spoke, I hushed its voice,
Securely laughed along the road,
Which hapless millions first had trod.

5 Now the almighty God comes near,
And makes me shake with awful fear;
His terrors all my strength exhaust,
My fear grows high, my peace is lost.

6 With keen remorse I feel my wound,
And seem to hear the dreadful sound,
"Depart from me, thou wretch undone,
Go reap thy sin, and fell my frown."

7 Thus ends my mirthful thoughtless life,
Filled up with folly, guilt and strife;
Perhaps I sink to endless pain,
Nor hear the voice of joy again.

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

Author: Nathan Strong

Strong, Nathan, D.D., a leading Congregational divine of his day, was born at Coventry, Connecticut, Oct. 16, 1748, and educated at Yale College, where he graduated in 1769. He first studied law, but soon turned his attention to the ministry. In January 1774 he became the Pastor of the First Congregational Church at Hartford, and remained there to his death in 1816. In 1796 he won much repute through his essay on The Doctrine of Eternal Misery consistent with the Infinite Benevolence of God. He founded The Connecticut Evangelical Magazine, in 1800, and also took a prominent part in establishing the Connecticut Home Mission Society in 1801. His degree of D.D. was conferred by the University of Princeton. His services to American hymnology, a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Alas alas how blind I've been
Author: Nathan Strong
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Select Verse System for the Use of Individuals, Families, and Schools #105Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #100Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #202Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #261Page Scan
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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #261TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #261Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #261Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #261Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #261Page Scan
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d2
Select Hymns #d9
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #113Page Scan
Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #39Page Scan
The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d2
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #203Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCIIITextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H284Page Scan
Village Hymns #d7
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #332Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #332Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #332Page Scan



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