The World in Awful Sleep

What awful darkness shrouds all the earth!

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [What awful darkness shrouds all the earth]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1 What awful darkness shrouds all the earth!
Hearts sealed in hardness, grope on in death.

Oh, hear the thunder,
Sinner in slumber;
Will you determine to break the spell,
And not abandon your soul to hell?

2 Oh, dreadful picture! Oh, peril’s day!
Sleep, darker, deeper, holds deadly sway. [Refrain]

3 Hell’s breathing stupor, now over all:
Who’ll break the subtle infernal pall? [Refrain]

4 Oh, world of sinners—if not too late—
While hope yet glimmers, flee from your fate. [Refrain]

5 Awake, O sleeper, God help you hear;
Death coils around you, your doom is near. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What awful darkness shrouds all the earth!
Title: The World in Awful Sleep
Author: D. S. Warner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, hear the thunder, sinner, in slumber



Timeless Truths #537
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  • The_World_in_Awful_Sleep.sib (SIB, Scorch)


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