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Weighed in the Balance

Weighed in the balance of justice true

Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Tune: [Weighed in the balance of justice true]
Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weighed in the balance of justice true,
Sinful the path thou hast trod;
Weighed and found wanting—will it be you?
Weighed by the word of God.

Weighed and found wanting,
Weighed and found wanting,
Rejected at heaven’s door.

2 There it will hurt like a wounding dart
When this dread answer shall fall:
“Weighed and found wanting”; ’twill pierce thy heart
At the last judgment call. [Refrain]

3 Weighed by the word which is given now,
Search it and know thou art pure;
Unto its mandates in meekness bow,
Then thou shalt be secure. [Refrain]

4 At the tribunal where Christ is judge,
Where every deed is made known,
“Weighed and found wanting” each guilty soul
Stands there before His throne. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #26

Author: Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weighed in the balance of justice true
Title: Weighed in the Balance
Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Weighed and found wanting
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #122230
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Best of All Songs #d121

Celestial Songs for all Purposes #d146

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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #294

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Evening Light Songs #395

From the Cross to the Crown #d189

From the Cross to the Crown No. 2 #d190

Gospel Searchlight Songs #d214

Living Songs of Faith and Hope #d202

Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d229

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Select Hymns #242

Select Songs #d146


The Cyber Hymnal #122230

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The New Gospel Song Book #59


Timeless Truths #26

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Truth in Song #242

Waves of Salvation, Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #d142

Zion Songs, Spiritual Hymns #d189

Exclude 14 pre-1979 instances
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