Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

“How Sweet and Awful is the Place” by Isaac Watts

How sweet and awful is the place
With Christ within the doors,
While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores.

While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast,
Each of us cry, with thankful tongues,
“Lord, why was I a guest?”

“Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
And enter while there’s room,
When thousands make a wretched choice,
And rather starve than come?”

‘Twas the same love that spread the feast
That sweetly drew us in;
Else we had still refused to taste,
And perished in our sin.

Pity the nations, O our God,
Constrain the earth to come;
Send Thy victorious Word abroad,
And bring the strangers home.

We long to see Thy churches full,
That all the chosen race
May, with one voice and heart and soul,
Sing Thy redeeming grace

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May 29, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. We sang this at this year’s Together 4 the Gospel conference in Louisville, KY. There are links to the song lyrics and places where you can hear the melody that Bob Kauflin, who led the music at T4G, used here:
    http://www.worshipmatters.com/2008/04/song-list-for-together-for-the-gospel-t4g-conference/

    And you can hear the melody to this particular song here:
    http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/h/s/hsweetaw.htm

    Comment by bigham | May 29, 2008 | Reply


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