Child of sin and sorrow, Filled with dismay

Child of sin and sorrow, Filled with dismay

Author: Thomas Hastings (1832)
Tune: AVA (Hastings)
Published in 197 hymnals

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1 Child of sin and sorrow,
Filled with dismay,
Wait not for tomorrow,
Yield thee today;
Heav’n bids thee come,
While yet there’s room;
Child of sin and sorrow,
Hear and obey.

2 Child of sin and sorrow,
Why wilt thou die?
Come while thou canst borrow
Help from on high;
Grieve not that love
Which, from above,
Child of sin and sorrow,
Would bring thee nigh.

3 Child of sin and sorrow,
Thy moments glide,
Like the flitting arrow,
Or rushing tide;
Ere time is o’er,
Heav’n’s grace implore;
Child of sin and sorrow,
In Christ confide.

Source: The Bright Array #59

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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