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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Day of wrath that ends the ages

Day of wrath that ends the ages

Author: Alfred Henry Reynar
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Day of wrath that ends the ages!
All-consuming fire rages!
As foretold by saints and sages.

2 Day to men of fear and trembling,
When before the Judge assembling,
And each sinful deed rememb'ring.

3 Silent tombs are trumpet-shaken
Sleeping dead, surprised, awaken
All before the throne are taken.

4 With the last assize beginning,
Open stands all secret sinning
No offence exemption winning.

5 How excuse my ill behaviour?
Who for me can now win favour,
When e'en just men need a Saviour?

6 Terrors manifold surround Thee,
Yet have sinners gracious found Thee,
Throw Thine arm of mercy round me.

7 Jesus, shed Thy mercy on me,
Thou didst take my flesh upon Thee;
Bid me not at last go from Thee.

8 Toilsomely my soul Thou soughtest,
On the cross my life Thou boughtest,
Lose not that for which Thou foughtest.

9 Mary's sins by Thee remitted,
And the thief to bliss admitted,
Plead my hope may be permitted.

10 Let that day of lamentation
Usher in Thy new creation,
Manifest Thy great salvation!

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #579a

Author: Alfred Henry Reynar

Reynar, Alfred Henry. (Quebec City, 1840--September 26, 1921, Toronto, Ontario). Methodist. Victoria University (then located at Cobourg, Ont.), B.A., 1862; M.A., 1869. Except for one pastorate at Shefford, Ont., 1864-1865, he taught English and modern languages at Victoria from his graduation until his retirement in 1909 (by which time the college had relocated in Toronto), thus influencing two generations of Canada's leading Methodists. In 1871 he married the daughter of William Morley Punshon. He served on the compilation committee for, and contributed translations to, the Methodist Hymn Book of 1917. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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Author: Alfred Henry Reynar


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