I Saw Beyond the Tomb

I saw beyond the tomb

Author: Timothy Dwight
Tune: OWEN (Sweetser)
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1 I saw, beyond the tomb,
The awful Judge appear,
Prepar'd to scan with strict account,
My blessings wasted here.

2 His wrath like flaming fire,
Burn'd to the lowest hell--
And in that hopeless world of wo,
He bade my spirit dwell.

3 Ye sinners, fear the Lord,
While yet 'tis call'd today;
Soon will the awful voice of death
Command your souls away.

4 Soon will the harvest close--
The summer soon be o'er--
And soon, your injur'd, angry God
Will hear your prayers no more.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #237

Author: Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight (b. Northampton, MA, 1752; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1817) was a grandson of Jonathan Edwards who became a Congregationalist pastor, a Revolutionary War army chaplain, a tutor and professor at Yale College, and president of Yale from 1795 to 1817. As president he continued to teach and serve as chaplain and was instrumental in improving both the academic and the spiritual life of the college. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: I saw beyond the tomb
Title: I Saw Beyond the Tomb
Author: Timothy Dwight
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


OWEN (Sweetser)


Also called: WIRKSWORTH WIRKSWORTH was first published in John Chetham's collection A Book of Psalmody (1718) and gained its present shape in James Green's Book of Psalm Tunes (1724). Set in minor tonality, WIRKSWORTH has a folk-like charm. The tune's name derives from the town Wirksworth in Derbysh…

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