9605. O What A Sound Was There!

1 O what a sound was there!
’Tis nature’s final groan:
And Jesus bids the world appear,
Before His awful throne.

2 The day at length is come,
As threatened, like a snare:
A source of endless joy to some;
To others, of despair.

3 The Savior is at hand,
Behold, He comes with clouds;
And angels, at their Lord’s command,
Appear in joyful crowds.

4 But who may stand this day,
Destroying far and wide?
When Heav’n and earth shall flee away,
Who can the storm abide?

5 The saints alone shall stand,
The people of His love;
He sets them at His own right hand,
And gives them joy above.

6 Into His presence brought,
They see Him face to face;
No other place His people sought,
And now He grants this grace.

Text Information
First Line: O what a sound was there!
Title: O What A Sound Was There!
Author: Thomas Kelly
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnston, 1815)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ABER
Composer: William Henry Monk
Meter: SM
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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