8170. The Deluge At Th'Almighty's Call

1 The deluge at th’Almighty’s call,
In what impetuous streams it fell!
Swallowed the mountains in its rage,
And swept a guilty world to hell.

2 In vain the tallest sons of pride
Fled from the close pursuing wave,
Nor could their mightiest towers defend,
Nor swiftness ’scape, nor courage save.

3 How dire the wreck! how loud the roar!
How shrill the universal cry
Of millions in the last despair,
Re-echoed from the lowering sky.

4 Yet Noah, humble, happy saint!
Surrounded by a chosen few,
Sat in his ark secure from fear,
And sang the grace that steered him ’thro.

5 So may I sing, in Jesus safe,
When storms of vengeance round me fall;
Conscious how high my hopes are fixed,
Beyond what shakes this earthly ball.

6 Enter thine ark, while patience waits,
Nor ever quit that sure retreat;
Then the wide flood which buries earth,
Shall waft thee to a fairer seat.

7 Nor wreck nor ruin there is seen;
There not a wave of trouble rolls;
But the bright rainbow round the throne
Seals endless life to all their souls.

Text Information
First Line: The deluge at th’Almighty’s call
Title: The Deluge At Th'Almighty's Call
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Pulbished posthymously in Hymns, founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures,/cite> by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: J. Eddowes & J. Cotton, 1755)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Psalmodia Evangelica by Thomas Williams, 1789

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