CCCLXXIV. The final sentence, and happiness of the righteous

1 Attend, my ear; my heart rejoice,
While Jesus from his throne,
Before the bright angelic hosts
Makes his last sentence known.

2 When sinners, cursed from his face,
To raging flames are driv'n;
His voice, with melody divine,
Thus calls his saints to heav'n.

3 "Bless'd of my father, all draw near,
"Receive the great reward;
"And rise, with rapture to possess
"The kingdom love prepar'd.

4 "Ere earth's foundations first were laid,
"His sov'reign purpose wrought,
"And rear'd those palaces divine,
"To which you now are brought.

5 "There shall you reign unnumber'd years,
"Protected by my pow'r;
"While sin and death, and pains and cares,
"Shall vex your souls no more."

6 Come, dear majestic Saviour, come,
This Jubilee proclaim;
To teach us language fit to praise
So great, so dear a name.

Text Information
First Line: Attend, my ear; my heart, rejoice
Title: The final sentence, and happiness of the righteous
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Song of desired heaven
Language: English
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