|Text:||Thou Judge of Quick and Dead|
|Composer:||George Job Elvey|
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, and 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. To damp our earthly joys, to increase our gracious fears,
For ever let the archangel’s voice be sounding in our ears;
The solemn midnight cry, Ye dead, the Judge is come,
Arise, and meet Him in the sky, and meet your instant doom!
4. O may we thus be found obedient to His 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!
|First Line:||Thou judge of quick and dead, before whose bar severe|
|Title:||Thou Judge of Quick and Dead|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
|Source:||Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749|
|Notes:||Alternate tunes: GÖTTINGEN, in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, edited by George Booth (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1889), number 1007; SOUTHWELL (DAMAN), William Daman, Psalmes of David in English Meter, 1579|
|Composer:||George Job Elvey (1868)|
|Incipit:||11133 66514 32235|
|Source:||Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868|
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