I Wake to Sober Thought

There's a fact no mortal ever can deny

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [There's a fact no mortal ever can deny]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 There’s a fact no mortal ever can deny,
There’s a crisis we must surely, surely meet;
All that live upon this earth must shortly die,
And must answer at the great final judgment.

O God, I wake to sober thought,
And face eternity;
By sin I’m lost, by Jesus bought;
So, Lord, I come to Thee.

2 Have I slept while golden moments passed away,
Slept in darkness and exposed to endless woe?
Gracious Lord, I rise, and turn from sin today,
Seeking pardon through Thy long-slighted mercy. [Refrain]

3 Now my reason wakes, my life appears a dream;
Lord, I see my danger, oh, the horrid spell!
To my guilt I wake and stand amazed between
Awful fears of hell and hope’s ling’ring twilight. [Refrain]

4 Now, in dark review, I trace my squandered years,
Hope expires within as sinful life appears;
Yet, Thy face I see through all my bitter tears—
Blessed Jesus, Thou dost offer Thy mercy. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a fact no mortal ever can deny
Title: I Wake to Sober Thought
Author: D. S. Warner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O God, I wake to sober thoughts
Copyright: Public Domain



Timeless Truths #193
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Timeless Truths #193

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