8802. Judgment At The Door

1 God cometh, let the heart prepare,
Let all be swept and garnished there.
Not as the Babe of Bethlehem:
He comes to doom, to diadem.

2 Not as the scorned, the crucified,
The Bridegroom seeks His waiting bride.
With clouds He comes, and every eye
Shall see the Judge of souls draw nigh.

3 The trump shall sound, and cohorts bright
Will swell His train of wondrous might.
Behold, He standeth at the door,
The Christ whose pity we implore.

4 God cometh, let the heart prepare,
Deep let the Cross be planted there.
So when the sign in Heaven appears,
The Cross within shall stay our fears.

Text Information
First Line: God cometh, let the heart prepare
Title: Judgment At The Door
Author: William C. Dix
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: A Vision of All Saints, and Other Poems (London; John Hodges, 1871)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ALFELD from "The European Psalmist," ANGEL'S HYMN by Orlando Gibbons
Tune Information
Composer: Dimitri Stepanovich Bortniansky
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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