Urgent Appeal

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1 O sinner, heed the voice of God,
It speaks to you to-day,
And calls you by his sacred word
From sin's destructive way.

2 It bids you turn to him, and live
Through his abounding grace;
His mercy will the guilt forgive
Of those who seek his face.

3 Bow to the scepter of his word,
Renouncing every sin:
Submit to him, your sovereign Lord,
And bid him reign within.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #397

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sinners, the voice of God regard
Title: Urgent Appeal
Author: John Fawcett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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