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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,

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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,

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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!

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Yet, good Lord, in grace complying, 9 Think, good Jesus! my salvation

Rescue me from fires undying!
Caused Thy wondrous incarnation,
Leave me not to reprobation!

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.

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17 Bows my heart in meek submission, Strewn with ash - es

of con- tri- tion;

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me in my last con- di - - tion! -tion! 18 Ah, that day of

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tears and mourning! From the dust of earth re - turn - ing, Man

for judgment

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Severus Gastorius, 1675

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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

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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!

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Philip F. Hiller. 1767

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at - ed! The Judge of man-kind doth ap - pear, On clouds of glo - ry

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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.

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