From whence these direful omens round

From whence these direful omens round

Author: Samuel Wesley
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 From whence these dire Portents around,
That Earth and Heav'n amaze?
Wherefore do Earthquakes cleave the Ground,
Why hides the sun his Rays?

2 Not thus did Sinai's trembling Head
With sacred horror nod,
Beneath the dark Pavilion spread
O legislative God.

3 Thou, Earth, thy lowest Center shake
With Jesu sympathize!
Thou Sun, as hell's deep Gloom be black,
'Tis thy Creator dies!

4 See streeming from th' accursed Tree
His all atoning Blood!
Is this the Infinite? 'Tis he,
My Saviour and my God!

5 For me these Pangs his Soul assail,
For me the Death is born!
My Sin gave sharpness to the nail
And pointed every Thorn!

6 Let Sin no more my Soul inslave!
Break, Lord, the Tyrant's Chain!
O save me, whom thou cam'st to save,
Nor bleed nor die in vain!



Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #B.VI

Author: Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley, M.A., the younger, was the eldest child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born in or near London in 1691. He received his early education from his mother, who always took a special interest in him as her firstborn. In 1704 he went to Westminster School, where he was elected King's Scholar in 1707. Westminster had, under the mastership of Dr. Busby for 55 years, attained the highest reputation for scholarship, and Samuel Wesley, as a classical scholar, was not unworthy of his school. In 1709, Dr. Spratt, Bishop of Rochester, patronised the young scholar, and frequently invited him to Bromley. In 1711 he went with a Westminster studentship to Christ Church, Oxford, and having taken his degree, returned to Westminster as an… Go to person page >

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First Line: From whence these direful omens round
Author: Samuel Wesley

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From whence these dire portents around. S. Wesley, jun. [Good Friday.] First published in his Poems on Several Occasions, 1736, p. 136, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "On the Passion of Our Saviour." In 1737, 6 stanzas were given in J. Wesley's CharlesTown (America) Collection of Psalms & Hymns, as No. 6 of the "Psalms & Hymns for Wednesdays and Fridays." It was repeated in the Wesley Psalms & Hymns, 1741, and in the 1830 Supplement to the Wesleyan Hymn Book, but omitted from the revised edition of 1875. It is found in several modern collections in Great Britain and America. In one or two of the latter it reads, "From whence these direful omens round?"

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed for the use of the pious #CXIXPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d222
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d224
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d223
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #118Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d146
A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #613Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #44Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #B.VIText
A Selection of Hymns #d71
A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d15
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH18Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #131Page Scan
Harmonia Sacra: a Compilation of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [from the most celebrated European masters] #69Page Scan
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d72
Hymns for Christian Melody #102Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d136
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #136Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #65Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #182Page Scan
Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ... #d11
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d50
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #3Page Scan
Manual of Devotion: or religious exercises for the morning and evening of each day of the month, for the use of schools and private families #24Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #83fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #83fPage Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #107Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #18Page Scan
Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre: with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H65Page Scan
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d184
The Baptist Praise Book #344Page Scan
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #202Page Scan
The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d29
The Church Hymn Book #d271
The Harp #275Page Scan
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #157dPage Scan
The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H65Page Scan
The Philharmonia: a collection of tunes, adapted to public and private worship, containing tunes for all the hymns in the English Mennonite Hymn Book, the Gemeinschaftliche ... = Die Philharmonia... #d117
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #229Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #229Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #206Page Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D18Page Scan
The Sacred Lyre #d86
The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d57
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d54
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d53
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #H.IIIPage Scan
Zion's Songster: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp-meetings, and also in revivals of religion. (10th ed., imp. and enl.) #227Page Scan
Zion's Songster; or a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Usually Sung at Camp Meetings, and Also in Revivals of Religion #d68



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