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Hymn #434: What Shall The Dying Sinner Do

Hymn #433 Hymn #435

The Gospel

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434 (L.M.) Isaac Watts

What shall the dying sinner do

That seeks relief for all his woe?

Where shall the guilty conscience find

Ease for the torment of the mind?

How shall we see our crimes forgiv'n,

Or form our natures fit for heav'n?

Can souls all o'er defiled with sin

Make our own pow'rs and passions clean?

In vain we search, in vain we try,

'Til Jesus brings His gospel nigh;

It tells where pow'r and glory dwell

Which saves rebellious souls from hell.

This is the pillar of our hope

That bears our fainting spirits up:

We read the grace, we trust the word,

And hear salvation in the Lord.

Let men or angels dig the mines,

Where nature's golden treasure shines;

Brought near the doctrine of the cross,

All nature's gold appears but dross.

Should vile blasphemers with disdain

Pronounce the truths of Jesus vain,

I'll meet the scandal and the shame,

And sing and triumph in His name.

Hymn #433 Hymn #435