Scripture Verse

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 22:3


Thomas Kelly

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns Not Be­fore Pub­lished (Dub­lin: Tho­mas John­ston, 1815), num­ber 17.

Music: Kel­ve­den Will­iam Blow, Jr., 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • St. Aus­tin, Gre­gor­i­an chant. Ar­ranged in the Bris­tol Tune Book, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Blow (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


To the ark away, or perish:
Sinners, to the ark away;
Vain the hope, that thousands cherish,
Of deliverance in that day;
When destruction
Cometh, that no arm can stay.

Sinners, be advised, and haste ye
To the ark that open lies;
Why, O why, in folly waste ye
Precious time that quickly flies?
Soon your laughter
Will be turned to mournful cries.

Hear the Lord Himself invite you,
To His arms, a refuge sure;
O believe Him, lest He smite you
With a curse that none can cure;
When He thunders,
Who His anger can endure?

They are safe, and none beside them,
Who the Savior’s word obey;
They are safe, for He will hide them
In the dark and gloomy day;
He will hide them
Till the storm has passed away.

Then a bright and glorious season
Shall succeed, and never end;
Hear Him then, for there is reason:
Jesus is the sinner’s friend;
Safe His people,
Nothing shall His saints offend.