When those who fear'd the Lord of old
Met oft, and spoke with one accord,
A book was written, and enroll'd
Their faithful names before the Lord.
They shall be mine, Jehovah said,
And as a signet on my hand,
A crown of glory for my head,
Among my chosen jewels stand.
And I will spare them in that day,
Even as a father spares his son,
When all the proud are swept away,
The wicked, root and branch, undone.
Then shall my righteousness be shown;
Then, by their good or evil lot,
The sinner and the saint be known,
Who served the Lord, who served Him not.
Lord, we are taught Thy name to fear,
O may we tremble to offend;
Lord, we are taught to serve Thee here,
May we be faithful to the end.
Our names are on Thy Church's rolls,
But in Thy book our pardon write:
Rich was the ransom of our souls,
May they be precious in Thy sight.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #346||When those who feared the Lord of old||L. M.||1846||Christian Fellowship ||
|A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #903||When those who feared the Lord of old||1839|
|Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #418||When those who feared the Lord of old||1838|
|Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #418||When those who feared the Lord of old||Montg.||1842|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #149||When those who feared the Lord of old||When those who feared the Lord of old||James Montgomery||188.8.131.52||Malachi 4:1; Malachi 3:16-18||1854|
|The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #506||When those who feared the Lord of old||1842|
|The Harp #1153||When those who feared the Lord of old||1856|