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572. Thou Judge of quick and dead

1 Thou Judge of quick and dead,
Before whose bar severe,
With holy joy or guilty dread
We all shall soon appear;
Our cautioned souls prepare
For that tremendous day,
And fill us now with watchful care,
nd stir us up to pray:

2 To pray, and wait the hour,
That wondrous hour unknown,
When, robed in majesty and power,
Thou shalt from heaven come down,
The immortal Son of Man,
To judge the human race,
With all Thy Father’s dazzling train,
With all Thy glorious grace.

3 O may we all be found
Obedient to Thy word,
Attentive to the trumpet’s sound,
And looking for our Lord!
O may we thus ensure
A lot among the blest;
And watch a moment to secure
An everlasting rest.

Text Information
First Line: Thou Judge of quick and dead
Author: C. Wesley (1749)
Meter: S. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Death and Eternity: Judgment; Advent, Second Sunday; Fourth Sunday after Trinity (3 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #361
Tune Information
Name: ST. AUGUSTINE
Meter: S. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Composer from index: Ad. Godd? 1854



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