610. And Will the Judge Descend

1 And will the Judge descend,
And must the dead arise
And not a single soul escape
His all-discerning eyes?

2 And from His righteous lips
Shall this dread sentence sound
And thro' the num'rous guilty throng
Spread black despair around:

3 "Depart from Me, accursed,
To everlasting flame,
For rebel angels first prepared,
Where mercy never came?"

4 How will my heart endure
The terrors of that Day
When earth and heav'n before His face,
Astonished, shrink away?

5 But ere that trumpet shakes
The mansions of the dead,
Hark from the Gospel's cheering sound
What joyful tidings spread:

6 Ye sinners, seek His grace
Whose wrath ye cannot bear;
Fly to the shelter of His cross,
And find salvation there.


Text Information
First Line: And will the Judge descend
Title: And Will the Judge Descend
Author: Phillip Doddridge (1755, ab.)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Last Things: Judgment
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: e minor
Source: "Psalter," William Daman, 1579

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