1 When a black overspreading cloud
Has darkened all the air;
And peals of thunder roaring loud,
Proclaim the tempest near;
2 Then guilt and fear, and fruits of sin,
The sinner oft pursue;
A louder storm is heard within,
And conscience thunders too.
3 But whither, sinners, will ye flee,
When nature's mighty frame,
The ponderous earth and air and sea,
Shall all dissolve in flame?
4 Amazing day! it comes apace!
The judge is hastening down!
Can ye thenbear to see his face,
Or stand before his frown.
5 Lord, let thy mercy find a way
To touch each stubborn heart;
That they may never hear thee say,
"Ye cursed ones depart."
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Instances (13)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCLXXXIX||When a black o'erspreading cloud||1809|
|A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLXXXIX||When a black o'erspreading cloud||1817|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #76||When a black o'erspreading cloud||Thunder||English||1803|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d121||When a black o'erspreading cloud||Thunder||John Newton||1801|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d167||When a black o'erspreading cloud||Thunder||John Newton||1803|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d201||When a black o'erspreading cloud||John Newton||1806|
|Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d207||When a black o'erspreading cloud||John Newton||1812|
|The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #35a||When a black o'erspreading cloud||1849|
|The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d236||When a black o'erspreading cloud||John Newton||1826|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLXXI||When a black overspreading cloud||Thunder, or the day of judgment||18.104.22.168||English||1799|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #371||When a black o'erspreading cloud||John Newton||1810|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLXXI||When a black overspreading cloud||Thunder, or the day of judgment||22.214.171.124||English||1802|
|The Saints' Harp #d1008||When a black o'erspreading cloud||John Newton||1870|