Judgment At The Door

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1 God cometh, let the heart prepare,
Let all be swept and garnished there.
Not as the Babe of Bethlehem:
He comes to doom, to diadem.

2 Not as the scorned, the crucified,
The Bridegroom seeks His waiting bride.
With clouds He comes, and every eye
Shall see the Judge of souls draw nigh.

3 The trump shall sound, and cohorts bright
Will swell His train of wondrous might.
Behold, He standeth at the door,
The Christ whose pity we implore.

4 God cometh, let the heart prepare,
Deep let the Cross be planted there.
So when the sign in Heaven appears,
The Cross within shall stay our fears.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8802

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Dix, William Chatterton, son of John Dix, surgeon, of Bristol, author of the Life of Chatterton; Local Legends, &c, born at Bristol, June 14, 1837, and educated at the Grammar School of that city. Mr. Chatterton Dix's contributions to modern hymnody are numerous and of value. His fine Epiphany hymn, "As with gladness men of old,” and his plaintive ”Come unto Me, ye weary," are examples of his compositions, many of which rank high amongst modern hymns. In his Hymns of Love and Joy, 1861, Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist, 1867; Vision of All Saints, &c, 1871; and Seekers of a City, 1878, some of his compositions were first published. The greater part, however, were contributed to Hymns Ancient & Modern; St. Raphaels Hymnbook, 186… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God cometh, let the heart prepare
Title: Judgment At The Door
Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Dmitri Stephanovich Bortnianski (b. Gloukoff, Ukraine, 1751; d. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1825) was a Russian composer of church music, operas, and instrumental music. His tune ST. PETERSBURG (also known as RUSSIAN HYMN) was first published in J. H. Tscherlitzky's Choralbuch (1825). The tune is suppo…

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