The Judgment Day

At the bar of God you will have to stand

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [At the bar of God you will have to stand]
Published in 3 hymnals

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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]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #146

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: At the bar of God you will have to stand
Title: The Judgment Day
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On the judgment day, dreadful judgment day
Copyright: Public Domain



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