125. Escape the Judgment Day

1 We tread upon the awful verge
Of judgment’s great and dreadful day;
Its flames shall all the world submerge,
And sweep the sinner’s hope away.

Oh, the Lord is surely coming!
Sinners lost shall melt away;
Oh, repent this very moment,
And escape the judgment day.

2 In all the earth, and in the sky,
The hand of God his tokens writes;
The coming of the Lord is nigh,
O sinner, wake while love invites. [Refrain]

3 If God commanded men of yore,
Behold, he cometh; watch and pray,
To us he speaketh much the more,
AS we approach the solemn day. [Refrain]

4 The day of vengeance has begun,
A sword devours thro’ all the land;
The tempest, hail and fire run,
The final judgment is at hand. [Refrain]

5 We hear the rumbling of a crash,
The crisis of eternity;
The instant of that light’ning flash
Will fix fore’er thy destiny. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We tread upon the awful verge
Title: Escape the Judgment Day
Author: D. S. Warner
Refrain First Line: Oh, the Lord is surely coming!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1907
Topic: Judgment; Warning
Tune Information
Name: [We tread upon the awful verge]
Composer: D. O. Teasley
Incipit: 31356 53531 23321
Key: E Major


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