God from his throne with piercing eye

God from his throne with piercing eye

Author: Joseph Steward
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 God from his throne with piercing eye,
Naked does every heart behold;
But never, till we come to die,
To us will such a view unfold.

2 Should sin, in naked form appear,
Just as it rises in the heart,
And others know and see it there
In every feeling, every thought:

3 The fire of hell must kindle soon,
How envy and revenge would flame!
One heart would urge another on,
Till rage and vengeance want a name!

4 Sin in its nature would appear
A living death, to form a hell;
The worst of miseries creatures fear,
The worst of plagues the tongue can tell.

5 Unvailed and naked every heart
Before the judgment seat must stand,
Sin act no more a double part,
But meet a death from its own hand.

6 The fiery lake must hotter grow
From the fierce clash of sinful souls;
Each bosom like a furnace glow,
Nor God the rage, or fire control.

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

Author: Joseph Steward

Steward, Joseph; preacher who became a portrait painter and silhouettist, active in Hartford, Conn.; b. 1753, d. 1822 Go to person page >

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First Line: God from his throne with piercing eye
Author: Joseph Steward
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #438aPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #151Page Scan
Hymns of Zion #d71
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #213Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #213TextPage Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #213Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #18Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #367Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLXVIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLXVIITextPage Scan
Village Hymns #d174
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #148Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #148Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #148Page Scan



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