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Who Shall Be Able To Stand?

In that awful hour when all the tribes of men

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [In that awful hour when all the tribes of men]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 In that awful hour when all the tribes of men
Shall before the throne of justice stand,
When the deep shall yield her hidden treasure,
And the dead arise from sea and land—

Who shall be able to stand
When the King shall name His own?
When the day of hope is flown,
And we reap what we have sown,
Who shall be able to stand?

2 When the mountains and the hills shall disappear,
And the islands of the sea depart,
When the thunders of God’s wrath awaken
Bitter memories in each careless heart— [Refrain]

3 When the loud despairing cry of myriads lost
Shall ascend from earth’s unnumbered host
Who have passed the bounds of God’s forbearance
And have sinned against the Holy Ghost— [Refrain]

4 Shall we stifle now the Spirit’s kindly voice
And in trespasses and sins lie dead,
While the door of mercy still stands open,
Ere the hope of pardoning grace is fled? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10759

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In that awful hour when all the tribes of men
Title: Who Shall Be Able To Stand?
Author: Thoro Harris
Source: Oliver's Songs of Deliverance by French E. Oliver (Kansas City, MO: French E. Oliver, 1908)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Who shall be able to stand
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10759
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