How dreadful is the sinner's fate

How dreadful is the sinner's fate

Tune: MARTYRDOM (Wilson)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 How dreadful is the sinner’s fate,
Who wakes, to sleep no more,
Who knocks and calls, alas, too late,
When death hath shut the door.

2 But we who now Thy grace implore,
Shall now admitted be,
For if Thy justice shuts the door,
Thy mercy keeps the key.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9857

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First Line: How dreadful is the sinner's fate



MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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