1 Day of judgment! Day of wonders!
Hark! the trumpet's awful sound,
louder than a thousand thunders,
shakes the vast creation round.
How the summons
will the sinner's heart confound!
2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,
clothed in majesty divine;
you who long for his appearing
then shall say, "This God is mine!"
own me in that day as thine.
3 At his call the dead awaken,
rise to life from earth and sea;
all the pow'rs of nature, shaken
by his looks, prepare to flee.
what will then become of thee?
4 But to those who have confessed,
loved and served the Lord below,
He will say, "Come near, ye blessed,
see the kingdom I bestow;
shall my love and glory know."
Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #319
|First Line:||Day of judgment! day of wonders!|
|Title:||Day of Judgment! Day of Wonders!|
|Author:||John Newton (1774)|
|Source:||Dies Irae, Latin, 13th cent., based on|
”’Sunday, 26th, spoke in the evening from a hymn on the day of judgment.' This hymn, he says previously, took him the most of two days to finish."The quotation “Sunday, 26th," &c. [June 26th, 1775] is from Newton's Diary. Few of our author's hymns have attained to greater popularity than this both in Great Britain and America. It has been translated into several languages, including Latin (stanzas i.-iii., vi.): "Dies mirandorum! dies," in Bingham's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871. Original text in Lyra Britannica, 1807, p. 440. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)