On the brink of fiery ruin

On the brink of fiery ruin

Author: Swain
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 On the brink of fi'ry ruin,
Justice, with a flaming sword,
Was my guilty soul pursuing
When I first beheld my Lord.

2 Terrify'd with Sinai's thunder,
Straight I flew to Calvary,
Where I saw with love and wonder,
Hi by faith who died for me.

3 "Sinner," he exclaim'd, "I've lov'd thee
With an everlasting love;
Justice has in me approv'd thee;
Thou shalt dwell with me above."

4 Sweet as angels' notes in heaven,
When to golden harps they sound,
Is the voice of sins forgiven,
To the soul by satan bound.

5 Sweet as angels' harps in glory,
Was that heavenly voice to me,
When I saw my Lord before me
Bleed and die to set me free!

6 Saints, attend with holy wonder!
Sinners, hear and sing his praise!
'Tis the God that holds the thunder
Shows himself the God of grace!



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #358

Author: Swain

Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting… Go to person page >

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A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #229Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #229Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: including a few originals, designed to aid the friends of Zion in their private and social worship #251Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #358Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #358TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #358Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #358Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #358Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #358Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #192Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #177Page Scan
Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.161Page Scan
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #189Page Scan
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #123Page Scan
Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #123Page 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 #43Page Scan
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #XVIPage Scan
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) #214Page 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.) #16Page Scan



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