The Dying Sinner

My thoughts on awful subjects roll

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 61 hymnals

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1 My thoughts on awful subjects roll,
Damnation and the dead;
What horrors seize the guilty soul
Upon a dying bed!

2 Lingering about these mortal shores
She makes a long delay,
Till like a flood, with rapid force,
Death sweeps the wretch away.

3 Then swift and dreadful she descends
Down to the fiery coast,
Amongst abominable fiends,
Herself a frightful ghost.

4 There endless crowds of sinners lie,
And darkness makes their chains;
Tortur'd with keen despair they cry,
Yet wait for fiercer pains.

5 Not all their anguish and their blood
For their old guilt atones;
Nor the compassion of a God
Shall hearken to their groans.

6 Amazing grace, that kept my breath,
Nor bid my soul remove,
Till I had learn'd my Saviour's death,
And well insur'd his love!

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #726

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: My thoughts on awful subjects roll
Title: The Dying Sinner
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #VIText
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Pious of All Denominations #d60
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d568
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d571
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d571
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #683Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Songs and Hymns #47
A New Selection of Hymns: compiled from various authors: with a number of original hymns that have never before appeared in print #XLVIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #417Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d182
A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Designed as a Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 3rd ed. #d185
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d254
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #73Page Scan
Doctor Watts' Imitation of the Psalms of David, Corrected and Enlarged (3rd. ed.) #XXXTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David, corrected and enlarged, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (2nd ed.) #XXXTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's imitation of the Psalms of David, to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian Church in general (3rd ed.) #XXXTextPage Scan
Doctor Watts's Imitation of the Psalms of David: to which is added a collection of hymns; the whole applied to the state of the Christian church in general (Corr. and enl.) #H.XXXTextPage Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #537Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #519Page Scan
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #519Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d116
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d93
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #118TextPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d112
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books: I. collected fromt he scriptures, II. composed on divine subjects, III. prepared for the Lord's Supper #II.IIPage Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #864Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d139
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d139
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #478Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #726Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #726TextPage Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #726Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d520
Parish Psalmody #d533
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #335Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H97Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.2Text
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #197Page Scan
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d218
Revival Hymns #d101
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d75
Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d151
Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d152
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #244Page Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #457Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d276
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d143
The Baptist Harmony #d253
The Baptist Harmony #d255
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #335Page Scan
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #218Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d641
The Columbian Repository: or, Sacred Harmony: selected from European and American authors with many new tunes not before published #506Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #661Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d148
The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.IITextPage 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.) #B2Page Scan
The Reformed Methodist Pocket Hymnal: Revised: collected from various authors. Designed for the worship of God in all Christian churches. #II.124Page Scan
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #10Page Scan
The Song Evangel #d145
The Sweet Singer of Israel: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp, prayer, and social meetings, and revivals of religion (New ed. much enlarged) #72Page Scan



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