285. And must I be to judgment brought

And must I be to judgment brought,
And answer in that day
For every vain and idle thought,
And every word I say?

Yes, every secret of my heart
Shall shortly be made known,
And I receive my just desert
For all that I have done.

How careful, then, ought I to live,
With what religious fear!
Who such a strict account must give
For my behavior here.

Thou awful Judge of quick and dead,
The watchful power bestow;
So shall I to my ways take heed,
To all I speak or do.

If now thou standest at the door,
O let me feel thee near;
And make my peace with God, before
I at the thy bar appear.

Text Information
First Line: And must I be to judgment brought
Title: And must I be to judgment brought
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1854
Tune Information
Composer: Dr. Arne
Meter: C.M.

MIDI file: Arlington.midi
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