Methinks the last great day is come

Methinks the last great day is come

Author: John Needham
Published in 66 hymnals

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1 Methinks the last great day is come,
Methinks I hear the trumpet sound
That shakes the earth, rends every tomb,
And wakes the prisoners under ground.

2 The mighty deep gives up her trust,
Awed by the Judge's high command;
Both small and great now quit their dust,
And round the dread tribunal stand.

3 Behold the awful books displayed,
Big with the important fates of men;
Each deed and word now public made,
As wrote by heaven's unerring pen.

4 To every soul, the books assign
The joyous or the dread reward:
Sinners in vain lament and pine,
No plea the Judge will here regard.

5 Lord, when these awful leaves unfold,
May life's fair book my soul approve:
There may I read my name enrolled,
And triumph in redeeming love.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Needham

Needham, John, was the son of John Needham, Baptist Minister, of Hitchin, Herts, but the date of his birth is unknown. He would doubtless be educated by his father, who was a tutor and in repute as a learned man. In 1750 Needham became co-pastor with John Beddome at the Baptist meetinghouse in the Pithay, Bristol; but, two years later, Beddome having retired through age, a violent controversy arose in the Church with regard to a continuance of the plan of co-pastorship. As the result, Needham and a number of his friends removed to a Baptist meetinghouse in Callowhill Street, where a Mr. Foot was pastor. For a time the two societies used the same builing at different hours, but in 1755 they were united, with Mr. Needham and Mr. Foot as co-pa… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Methinks the last great day is come
Author: John Needham
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #9453
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 66 of 66)

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d102

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #392

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d205

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #238

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #166

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d396

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d155

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #508

Chapel Hymns #d344

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #921

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d83

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #508

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d89

Hymns Selected #d128

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d128

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #265

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d150

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d164

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #734

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #734

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #734

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #734

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d167

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H498

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d162

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #218

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d279

The Baptist Harmony #d234

The Baptist Harmony #d236

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #857

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1259

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The Cyber Hymnal #9453

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d86

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1289

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d134

Village Hymns #d332

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