Where shall we sinners hide our heads

Where shall we sinners hide our heads

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 Where shall we sinners hide our heads,
Can rocks or mountains save?
Or shall we wrap us in the shades
Of midnight and the grave?

2 Is there no shelter from the eye
Of a revenging God?
Jesus, to thy dear wounds we fly,
Bedew us with thy blood.

3 Those guardian drops our souls secure,
And wash away our sins;
Eternal justice frowns no more,
And conscience smiles within.

4 We bless that wondrous purple stream
That cleanses every stain;
Yet are our souls but half redeemed,
If sin, the tyrant, reign.

5 Lord, blast his empire with thy breath,
That cursed throne must fall;
Ye flattering plagues, that work our death,
Fly, for we hate you all.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Where shall we sinners hide our heads
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #264Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #M.XXXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #100Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d367
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #293Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #98Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d290
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d316
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d929
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #834Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #834Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #812Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #834Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #197Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CPage Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #336Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d476
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #201Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #84Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXXXIVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #LXXXIVTextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #818Page Scan
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #69Page Scan
Village Hymns #d647
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #170Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #170Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #170Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d490



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