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 >

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

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d498
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d102
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d155
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #392TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d205
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #612Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #376Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d315
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #376Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #410Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #238Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #571Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #166Page Scan
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
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #508Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d344
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #921Page Scan
Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d83
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1140
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #432Page Scan
Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #508Page Scan
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
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #265Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d150
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d164
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d114
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #734Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d476
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #734TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #734Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #734Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #734Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #734Page Scan
Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d167
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H498Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #313Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d162
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #160Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #218Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DLXXIPage Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d266
The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d279
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #508Page Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d234
The Baptist Harmony #d236
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #857Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1259Page Scan
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #16Page Scan
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCLXIIPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #9453TextScoreAudio
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #372Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLXXIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLXXIITextPage Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #782Page Scan
The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d86
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d377
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1289Page Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d134
The Vocal Companion: containing a concise introduction to the practice of music, and a set of tunes of various metres, arranged progressively for the use of learners #38Page Scan
Village Hymns #d332
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #589Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #589Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #589Page Scan
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