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377. The Great Judgment Morning

1 I dreamed that the great judgment morning
Had dawned, and the trumpet had blown;
I dreamed that the nations had gathered
To judgment before the white throne;
From the throne came a bright, shining angel,
And he stood on the land and the sea,
And he swore with his hand raised to Heaven,
That time was no longer to be.

And, oh, what a weeping and wailing,
As the lost were told of their fate;
They cried for the rocks and the mountains,
They prayed, but their prayer was too late.

2 The rich man was there, but his money
Had melted and vanished away;
A pauper he stood in the judgment,
His debts were too heavy to pay;
The great man was there, but his greatness,
When death came, was left far behind!
The angel that opened the records,
Not a trace of his greatness could find. [Refrain]

3 The widow was there with the orphans,
God heard and remembered their cries;
No sorrow in heaven forever,
God wiped all the tears from their eyes;
The gambler was there and the drunkard,
And the man that had sold them the drink,
With the people who gave him the license,
Together in hell they did sink. [Refrain]

4 The moral man came to the judgment,
But self-righteous rags would not do;
The men who had crucified Jesus
Had passed off as moral men, too;
The soul that had put off salvation,
“Not tonight; I’ll get saved by and by,
No time now to think of religion!”
At last they had found time to die. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I dreamed that the great judgment morning
Title: The Great Judgment Morning
Author: Bertram H. Shadduck (1894)
Meter: D
Topic: Warning
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Great_Judgment_Morning); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (89)
Refrain First Line: And, oh, what a weeping and wailing
Tune Information
Name: [I dreamed that the great judgment morning]
Composer: Leander L. Pickett
Meter: D
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Great_Judgment_Morning); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (89)

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