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The Great Judgment Day

Soon the trumpet sound appalling

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1908, alt.)
Tune: [Soon the trumpet sound appalling]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Soon the trumpet sound appalling,
And the loud archangel calling,
Shall upon our ears be falling,
On the great judgment day.

Are you ready, are you ready?
O my brother, can we say
We are ready, fully ready,
For the great judgment day?

2 We shall see the Judge descending,
And the dead in Christ ascending,
With the heav’nly hosts attending,
On the great judgment day. [Refrain]

3 You’ll be glad to have salvation,
When He summons every nation,
To the final separation
On the great judgment day. [Refrain]

4 Some to outer darkness going,
On their faces terror growing,
Some, to drink from fountains flowing,
On the great judgment day. [Refrain]

5 There’ll be weeping, there’ll be wailing,
Unbelievers trembling, quailing,
Tears and cries—all unavailing,
On the great judgment day. [Refrain]

6 There’ll be shouting, there’ll be singing,
There’ll be joy in Heaven ringing,
When the King His own comes bringing,
On the great judgment day. [Refrain]

7 For the Bridegroom’s glad returning,
(Here at last, our souls’ great yearning!)
Will our lamps be trimmed and burning,
On the great judgment day? [Refrain]

8 Heed today the exhortation,
Hearken, every tribe and nation,
Now’s the time for preparation,
For the great judgment day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12200

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Soon the trumpet sound appalling
Title: The Great Judgment Day
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris (1908, alt.)
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, No. 2 by John P. Hillis, Henry L. Gilmour and William J. Kirkpatrick (Fairbury, Ill/ Philadelphia: Praise Publishing , 1909)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Are you ready, are you ready?
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12200
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The Cyber Hymnal #12200

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