Judgment Day Is Coming

Sinner spurning mercy's hand

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Sinner spurning mercy’s hand]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Sinner spurning mercy’s hand,
Judgment day is coming;
Where O where then will you stand?
Judgment day is coming;
Fires of hell are burning still,
Awful vengeance to fulfill;
Sinner, yield your stubborn will,
Judgment day is coming.

Coming, coming, coming soon,
Judgment day and hopeless doom;
Cast into eternal gloom,
Judgment day is coming.

2 Skies are clear and bright today,
Judgment day is coming;
And your heart is light and gay,
Judgment day is coming;
Soon you’ll hear the thunder roll,
Bringing anguish to your soul;
Writing on a burning scroll,
Judgment day is coming. [Refrain]

3 Tenderly the Savior pleads,
Judgment day is coming;
Still for you He intercedes,
Judgment day is coming;
Will you spurn His loving plea?
Sinner, I have died for thee;
Heavy laden, come to Me,
Judgment day is coming. [Refrain]

4 Will you lose your precious soul?
Judgment day is coming;
Soon the bells of death will toll,
Judgment day is coming;
O how swift the moments fly,
And how fleet the years go by;
Soon ’twill be your time to die;
Judgment day is coming. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9027

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sinner spurning mercy's hand
Title: Judgment Day Is Coming
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Coming, coming, coming soon
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9027
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