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ē Ī [ Day of wrath! that day of mourning! See ful-Alled the prophet's warn-ing, O what fear man's bos-om rendeth, When from heaven the Judge de-scend-eth,
Heaven and earth in ash - es burn : ing! 3. Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth, On whose sentence all de - pend - eth! 4. Death is struck, and nature quaking,
Through earth's sepulchers it ringeth, All be-fore the throne it bring - eth. All cre - a- tion is a - wak-ing, To its Judge an an-swer mak - - ing.
5 Lo, the Book, exactly worded,
11 Righteous Judge! for sin's pollution Wherein all hath been recorded!
Grant Thy gift of absolution, Thence shall judgment be awarded. Ere that day of retribution. 6 When the Judge His seat attaineth, 12 Guilty, now I pour my moaning, And each hidden deed arraigneth,
All my shame with anguish owning: Nothing unavenged remaineth.
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groan
ing! 7 What shall I, frail man, be pleading? Who for me be interceding,
13 Thou the sinful woman savedst; When the just are mercy needing?
Thou the dying thief forgavest;
And to me a hope vouchsafest. 8 King of majesty tremendous, Who dost free salvation send us, 14 Worthless are my prayers and sighFount of pity, then befriend us!
Yet, good Lord, in grace complying, 9 Think, good Jesus! my salvation
Rescue me from fires undying!
15 With Thy favored sheep ( place me!
Nor among the goats abase me; 10 Faint and weary Thou hast sought But to Thy right hand upraise me.
me, On the cross of suffering bought me: 16 While the wicked are confounded, Shall such grace in vain be brought Doomed to flames of woe unbounded, me?
Call me, with Thy saints surrounded.
17 Bows my heart in meek submission, Strewn with ash - es
of con- tri- tion;
me in my last con- di - - tion! -tion! 18 Ah, that day of
de é a
tears and mourning! From the dust of earth re - turn - ing, Man
8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 7, 7.
Severus Gastorius, 1675
Son of God, we wait for Thee, We long for Thine ap - pear - ing,
We know Thou sit-test on the throne, And we Thy name are bear
2 Wewait for Thee, 'mid toil and pain, Our eyes would see Thy beauty; In weariness and sighing;
We fain would be at rest with Thee But glad that Thou our guilt hast In peace and joy supernal, borne,
In glorious life eternal. And cancelled it by dying.
4 We wait for Thee; soon Thou wilt Hence, cheerfully may we with Thee
come, Take up our cross and bear it,
The time is swiftly nearing; Till we relief inherit.
In this we also do rejoice, 3 We wait for Thee; here Thou hast And long for Thine appearing, won
O bliss 'twill be when Thee we see, Our hearts to hope and duty;
Homeward Thy people bringing, But while our spirits feel Thee near, With transport and with singing!
Philip F. Hiller. 1767
at - ed! The Judge of man-kind doth ap - pear, On clouds of glo - ry
2 The dead in Christ shall first arise, The day of grace is past and gone;
At the last trumpet's sounding. They trenibling stand before the throne, Caught up to meet Him in the skies, All unprepared to meet Him.
With joy their Lord surrounding; No gloomy fears their souls dismay;
. 4 O Christ, who diedst and yet dost live, His presence sheds eternal day
To me impart Thy merit:
My pardon seal, my sins forgive, On those prepared to meet Him.
And cleanse me by Thy Spirit. 3 But sinners, filled with guilty fears, Beneath Thy cross I view the day Behold His wrath prevailing,
When heaven and earth shall pass For they shall rise and find their tears
away, And sighs are unavailing;
And thus prepare to meet Thee.
V. I. Anon., 1802. W. B Collier, 1812.
Alt. by T. Cotteril, and others.