So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

The Fire Song

O the judgment day is coming, What an awful day 'twill be

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the judgment day is coming, What an awful day 'twill be
Title: The Fire Song
Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then we'll take the wings of the morning



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Evangelistic songs #d49

Falls Creek Songs #d47

New Songs of Inspiration No. 2 #d157

New Songs of Inspiration No. 4 #d173

New Songs of Inspiration Number 3 #d166

AudioPage Scan

Pentecostal Jewels #0

Quartet Song Book No. 10 #d64

Quartet Song Book No. 7 #d65

Singing Joy #126

Songs of Inspiration #d140

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support