Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Day of anger, day of wonder

Representative Text

1 Day of anger, day of wonder,
When the world shall roll asunder
Quenched in fire and smoke and thunder.

2 O vast terror; wild heart-rending,
Of that hour when earth is ending,
And her jealous judge descending.

3 When the trumpet’s voice astoundeth,
Through earth’s sepulchers reboundeth,
Summons universal soundeth.

4 Death astonished, nature shaken,
Sees all creatures, as they waken,
To that dire tribunal taken.

5 Lo! the book, where all is hoarded,
Not a secret unrecorded;
Every doom is thence awarded.

6 So the Judge when He arraigneth,
Every hidden thing explaineth:
Nothing unavenged remaineth.

7 In that fiery revelation,
Where shall I make supplication,
When the just hath scarce salvation?

8 Fount of love, dread King supernal,
Freely given life eternal,
Save me from the pains infernal.

9 This forget not, sweet Life-giver,
Me Thou camest to deliver;
Cast me not away forever.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10799

Translator: Philip Stanhope Worsley

(no biographical information available about Philip Stanhope Worsley.) Go to person page >

Author: Thomas, of Celano

Thomas of Celano was born at Celano in the Abruzzi, and joined St. Francis of Assisi c. 1214. He was commissioned by Gregory IX to write the life of St. Francis: the First Legend, 1229; the Second Legend, 1247; and the Tract on the Miracle of St. Francis a few years later. His Legend of St. Clare was composed in 1255. He was probably among the first band of friars to visit Germany, 1221. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Day of anger, day of wonder
Translator: Philip Stanhope Worsley
Author: Thomas, of Celano (c. 1230)

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10799
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #10799

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements