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568. That fearful Day, that Day of dread

1 That fearful Day, that Day of dread,
When Thou shalt judge the quick and dead;
O God! I shudder to foresee
The awful things which then shall be!

2 When Thou shalt come, Thy angels round,
With legions, and with trumpet sound;
O Saviour, grant me in the air
With all Thy saints to meet Thee there!

3 Weep, O my soul, ere that great Day,
When God shall shine in plain array;
O weep thy sin, that thou mayst be
In that severest judgment free!

4 O Christ, forgive, remit, protect,
And set Thy servant with the elect;
That I may hear the voice that calls
The righteous to Thy heavenly halls!

5 Sit not in judgment on each deed,
Nor each intent in strictness read;
Forgive, accept, and save me the,
O Thou who lovest the souls of men!

Text Information
First Line: That fearful Day, that Day of dread
Author: Theodore of the Studium
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862, alt.)
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Death and Eternity: Judgment; Advent, Second Sunday; Twenty Fifth Sunday after Trinity (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #355 or #566
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: g minor
Notes: Composer from index: Handel, ab. 1742

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