Stichera of Apocreos

Surely comes the dreadful day

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Surely comes the dreadful day
When before the judgment bar
Men shall stand in vast array,
And the books of God reveal
Deeds of life that men conceal.

At the gnashing and the tears,
Every heart shall melt with grief,
While the sinner filled with fears
By the doom of judgment goes
To a life of endless woes.

Wherefore we entreat thee, Lord,--
Thou Who art exceeding good,--
Spare us, who with one accord,
Hymn the grace divinely broad
Of our ever-pitying God.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Surely comes the dreadful day
Title: Stichera of Apocreos
Greek Title: βίβλοι ἀνοιγήσονται
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7
Source: Triodion, p. 22
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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