Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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When the wicked, ungodly, rebellious, and proud,
Shall be burnt up as stubble—O cry it aloud!
 
4 Go pass throughout Europe, and Asia’s dark regions,
To China’s far shores, and to Afric’s black legions,
And proclaim to all people, as you’re passing by,
The fig-trees are leaving—the summer is nigh.
 
5 Go call on the great men of fame and of power,
The king on his throne, and the brave in his tower,
And inform them all kingdoms must fail but the one;
As clear as the moon and as fair as the sun.
 
6 Go cry to all quarters, and then to the islands,
To Gentiles and Jews, and proclaim to the heathens,
And exclaim to old Israel in every land,
Repent ye!—the kingdom of heaven’s at hand.
 
7 Go carry glad tidings, that none need doubt whether [p. 47]
When the wicked, ungodly, rebellious, and proud,
Shall be burnt up as stubble—O cry it aloud!
 
4 Go pass throughout Europe, and Asia’s dark regions,
To China’s far shores, and to Afric’s black legions,
And proclaim to all people, as you’re passing by,
The fig-trees are leaving—the summer is nigh.
 
5 Go call on the great men of fame and of power,
The king on his throne, and the brave in his tower,
And inform them all kingdoms must fail but the one;
As clear as the moon and as fair as the sun.
 
6 Go cry to all quarters, and then to the islands,
To Gentiles and Jews, and proclaim to the heathens,
And exclaim to old Israel in every land,
Repent ye!—the kingdom of heaven’s at hand.
 
7 Go carry glad tidings, that none need doubt whether [p. 47]
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