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On That Great Day of Judgment

On that great day of judgment, what will you say?

Author: Anna Printzlau Bowen (1918)
Tune: [On that great day of judgment, what will you say?]
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1. On that great day of judgment, what will you say?
When all the books are opened, and none can hide away;
When every hidden secret by the Judge will be made known,
And you behold the harvest of the seed you here have sown.

Render unto Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s,
But give unto God His own;
For the great day of judgment is coming soon,
When every knee shall bow before the great white throne.

2. On that great day of judgment, what will you do?
If Jesus tells the Father that you He never knew;
And you’re refused a fleeting glimpse of heav’nly joy to see,
But with the lost are doomed to spend a long eternity. [Refrain]

3. On that great day of judgment, no fear I’ll know;
By grace I was delivered on Calv’ry long ago;
O hasten while there yet is time God’s promise to prove true,
For He has said that His shed blood doth still avail for you. [Refrain]

Author: Anna Printzlau Bowen

Born: Ap­ril 22, 1880, Mar­ble­head, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: No­vem­ber 10, 1947, Wil­son Me­mor­i­al Hos­pi­tal, John­son City, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­hurst Cem­e­tery, End­well, New York. Born to Da­nish im­mi­grant par­ents, Bowen was known as a po­et and church lead­er. She be­longed to the First Meth­od­ist Church in En­di­cott, New York, and taught Sun­day school class­es for 50 years. Lyrics: Does Your Life Ring Out for Je­sus? I Can­not See the Way He Leads On That Great Day of Judg­ment Sing Me the Song of Re­dem­ption Someone Be­held Me, a Soul Lost in Sin There’s a Mes­s­age Com­ing Clear When I Can­not See the Sun­light When Je­sus C… Go to person page >

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First Line: On that great day of judgment, what will you say?
Title: On That Great Day of Judgment
Author: Anna Printzlau Bowen (1918)
Source: Songs of the Great Salvation, by William M. Runyan & Daniel B. Towner (Wichita, Kansas: The Runyan Music Publishing Company, circa 1919), number 76
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's
Copyright: Public Domain


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