O That Day Of Dread And Wonder

O that day of dread and wonder

Author: Henry F. Lyte
Tune: ST. AUSTIN (55546)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O that day of dread and wonder,
When to judgment Christ shall come!
When a voice of more than thunder,
Sounding through the silent tomb,
Shall awaken
All to their eternal doom!

2 Midst the crowds who then assemble,
Naked at their judge’s throne,
Who of all the most shall tremble?
They that now among His own
Dwell and worship,
But whom Christ has never known.

3 Empty forms and loud profession,
Offerings heaped upon His shrine,
Where there is no heart impression,
Cannot please the eye divine.
All is worthless,
Till the spirit, Lord, is Thine.

4 Light a flame of love within us;
Tune our souls to prayer and praise;
To Thy own blest image win us;
Guide us in Thy righteous ways.
Here convert us,
And at last to glory raise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9837

Author: Henry F. Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: O that day of dread and wonder
Title: O That Day Of Dread And Wonder
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9837
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