There is a line, by us unseen

There is a line, by us unseen

Author: Joseph A. Alexander
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 There is a line by us unseen,
That crosses ev'ry path,--
The hidden boundary between,
The hidden boundary between
God's patience and his wrath.

2 O! where is this mysterious bourne
By which our path is crossed,--
Beyond which God himself hath sworn,
Beyond which God himself hath sworn
That he who goes is lost?

3 How far may we go on in sin?
How long will God forbear?
Where does hope end? And where begin,
Where does hope end? And where begin
The confines of despair?

4 An answer from the skies is sent:
"Ye that from God depart,
While it is called today, repent,
While it is called today, repent,
And harden not your heart."

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #137

Author: Joseph A. Alexander

Alexander, Joseph Addison, D.D., brother of Dr. J. W. Alexander, and a minister of the Presbyterian Church, born in Philadelphia, April 24, 1809, graduated at Princeton, 1826, became Adjunct Professor of Latin, 1833, and Associate Professor of Biblical Literature, 1838, died at Princeton, Jan. 28, 1860. Dr. Alexander was a great Hebraist, and published Commentaries on Isaiah, the Psalms, &c. His poem, “The Doomed Man,” was written for, and first published in, the Sunday School Journal, Phila., April 5, 1837. It has striking merit, but moves in one of those doctrinal circles which hymns generally avoid. Parts of it are found as hymns in a few Calvinistic collections, as, "There is a time, we know not when," in the New York Church Praise… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a line, by us unseen
Author: Joseph A. Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christ in Song #d565
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #137TextPage Scan
Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d501
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1091
Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry: designed especially for the Sabbath school and concert. With original and selected music #S59Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1091
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #479Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #479Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #479Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #479Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #479Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #253Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #247Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d576
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #469Page Scan
The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d155
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d530
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #268Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #355Page Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #210Page Scan
The Service of Praise #d318
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #400Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d378
The Vestry Hymn Book #d459
The Young People's Chorister: being a collection of favorite hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools and prayer meetings (New ed.) #116Page Scan
Village Hymns #d558



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