1 O quickly come, dread Judge of all;
for, awful though thine advent be,
all shadows from the truth will fall,
and falsehood die, in sight of thee:
O quickly come, for doubt and fear
like clouds dissolve when thou art near.
2 O quickly come, great King of all;
reign all around us and within;
let sin no more our souls enthrall,
let pain and sorrow die with sin:
O quickly come, for thou alone
canst make thy scattered people one.
3 O quickly come, true Life of all,
for death is mighty all around;
on ev'ry home his shadows fall,
on ev'ry heart his mark is found:
O quickly come, for grief and pain
can never cloud thy glorious reign.
4 O quickly come, sure Light of all,
for gloomy night broods o'er our way;
and weakly souls begin to fall
with weary watching for the day:
O quickly come, for round thy throne
no eye is blind, no night is known.
Laurence Tuttiett was born at Colyton, Devon, in 1825; was educated at Christ Hospital, and at King's College, London; ordained Deacon, 1848, Priest, 1849; entered upon the living of Lea Marston, Coleshill, 1854, and subsequently was appointed Curate of S. Paul's, Knightsbridge, London. He is the author of several volumes and tracts.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
O quickly come, dread Judge of all. L. Tuttiett. [Advent.] First published in his Hymns for Churchmen, 1854, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. It was included in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and several other collections. In a few American hymnbooks it begins — "Come quickly come, dread Judge of all." In the Guardian of Dec. 24, 1884, the Hymns Ancient & Modern text is rendered into Latin by "A. C." as:— ”Ipse veni, generis Judex sanctissime nostri."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant.
The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…
Martin Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer was set to this tune in Valentin Schumann's hymnal, Geistliche Lieder (1539); the tune, whose composer remains unknown, had some earlier use. The tune name derives from Luther's German incipit: “Vater unser im Himmelreich….” Because VATER UNSE…
Display Title: O Quickly Come, Dread Judge of AllFirst Line: O quickly come, dread Judge of allTune Title: MELITAAuthor: Lawrence TuttiettMeter: 220.127.116.11.8.8.Scripture: Revelation 22:12Date: 1990Subject: Blessed Hope | ; Christ | Kingly Office of; Death | Conquered; Unity of Believers | ; Jesus Christ | His Second Coming and Judgment