1 Attend, my ear; my heart rejoice,
While Jesus from his throne,
Before the bright angelic hosts
Makes his last sentence known.
2 When sinners, cursed from his face,
To raging flames are driv'n;
His voice, with melody divine,
Thus calls his saints to heav'n.
3 "Bless'd of my father, all draw near,
"Receive the great reward;
"And rise, with rapture to possess
"The kingdom love prepar'd.
4 "Ere earth's foundations first were laid,
"His sov'reign purpose wrought,
"And rear'd those palaces divine,
"To which you now are brought.
5 "There shall you reign unnumber'd years,
"Protected by my pow'r;
"While sin and death, and pains and cares,
"Shall vex your souls no more."
6 Come, dear majestic Saviour, come,
This Jubilee proclaim;
To teach us language fit to praise
So great, so dear a name.
Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLXXIV
Attend, my ear, my heart rejoice. P. Doddridge. [Reward of the Righteous.] This hymn is not in the "D. MSS." It was published by J. Orton in Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 187, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, “The final Sentence, and Happiness of the Righteous." Its use is limited.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)