146. The Judgment Day

1 At the bar of God you will have to stand,
When the books are opened by the Saviour's hand;
Then for ev'ry thought and each word you say
You will have to answer, on the judgment day.

On the judgment day, dreadful judgment day,
We shall meet our Saviour on the judgment day;
Then what will you do? oh, what will you say
When you stand before him on the judgment day?

2 There you'll meet each friend, there you'll meet each foe,
Will they bring you pleasure? will they cause you woe?
For the way you act, while on earth you stay,
Will condemn or save you on the judgment day. [Chorus]

3 Ev'ry act of life will be there made known,
When we see our Saviour on the judgment throne;
Many deeds that here we would hide away
Will be heard by millions, on the judgment day. [Chorus]

4 Ev'ry hour we spend in the Master's cause
Will be weighed by mercy 'gainst his broken laws;
Ev'ry song we sing, ev'ry pray'r we pray,
Will be waiting for us on the judgment day. [Chorus]

5 Let us then live close to the bleeding side
Of that precious Saviour, who for us hath died;
For if we love him, and his voice obey,
Joyfully we'll meet him on the judgment day. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: At the bar of God you will have to stand
Title: The Judgment Day
Author: Rev. Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Refrain First Line: On the judgment day, dreadful judgment day
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: Judgment
Tune Information
Name: [At the bar of God you will have to stand]
Composer: Geo. C. Hugg
Key: G Major or modal

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