231. What Shall Our Answers Be?

1 When we in the judgment stand,
In that mighty company,
And the Judge shall question us,
Oh, what shall our answers be?
What for ev’ry trifling tho’t,
And each idle word we say?
What for ev’ry sinful act
We may do from day to day?

Refrain:
When that awful day we see,
O, what shall our answers be?
When that awful day we see,
O, what shall our answers be?

2 When the Lord has gathered there,
From the land and from the sea,
All the families of men,
O, what shall our answers be?
What for all our want of faith,
What for all our lack of love?
Can we hope a crown to gain,
And a mansion bright above? [Refrain]

3 Lord, it is a solemn tho’t,
That we must account to Thee!
In that great and awful day,
What shall our poor answers be?
O, prepare us, Lord, we pray,
In Thy presence there to stand!
Purge us from each sinful blot;
Place us, Lord, on Thy right hand! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When we in the judgment stand
Title: What Shall Our Answers Be?
Author: E. R. Latta
Refrain First Line: When that awful day we see
Publication Date: 1896
Scripture:
Tune Information
Name: [When we in the judgment stand]
Composer: Rev. D. E. Dortch



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