Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #431: In Thunder Once, Jehovah Spoke

Hymn #430 Hymn #432

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431 (L.M.D.)

In thunder once, Jehovah spoke

From Sinai's top in fire and smoke,

But now from Zion's fair abode,

He shows Himself a pard'ning God;

Hark! how he speaks in accents mild,

Speaks to the sinner as a child:

"Pardon and peace I freely give;

Poor sinner look to me and live."

The holy Moses quaked with fear,

And camp-despair and death were there;

But here the God of gospel-grace,

Invites us now to see His face:

Vengeance no more beclouds His brow;

He speaks in love to sinners now.

It is the voice of Jesus' blood

Calling poor wand'rers home to God.

The thund'ring law, with terrors full,

Pronounced a curse on ev'ry soul;

But now from Zion's milder throne,

The softest strains of love are known.

Hark, how from Calvary it sounds,

From the Redeemer's bleeding wounds,

Rends temple-veil and rocks and land!

Who can the force of love withstand?

What other arguments can move

The heart that slights a Saviour's love?

Yet 'til almighty pow'r constrain,

This matchless love is preached in vain.

Dear Saviour let that pow'r be felt,

And cause each stony heart to melt;

Deeply impress upon our youth,

The light and force of gospel truth.

Oh, let them in this hour begin,

To live to Thee and die to sin,

To enter by the narrow way,

Which leads to everlasting day;

How will they else Thy presence bear,

When as a judge Thou shalt appear,

When slighted love to wrath will turn,

And the whole earth like Sinai burn?

Hymn #430 Hymn #432