Scripture Verse

The cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Revelation 21:8


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 781. The Dy­ing Sin­ner.

Music: Clau­di­us Ar­thur H. Mann, in The Me­tho­dist Hym­nal (New York: Me­tho­dist Book Con­cern, 1905), num­ber 595 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Arthur H. Mann (1850–1929)


Oh what amaz­ing hor­rors seize
The sin­ner at his death!
With what re­luct­ance and des­pair,
He yields his part­ing breath.

He gives a groan, and straight is gone
Where woe­ful spir­its dwell;
A vic­tim to eter­nal wrath,
The quench­less flames of hell.

Some drops of this tre­men­dous storm
Might fall at times be­fore;
But now it bursts up­on his head,
In one re­lent­less show­er.

Oh may I, ere it be too late,
To Jesus’ cross re­pair;
From thence de­rive a cheer­ing hope,
And find sal­va­tion there.

Supported by His pow­er­ful grace
And sprin­kled with His blood,
I’ll rest se­cure from ev­ery ill,
Nor dread an an­gry God.