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
|First Line:||Surely comes the dreadful day|
|Title:||Stichera of Apocreos|
|Greek Title:||βίβλοι ἀνοιγήσονται|
|Source:||Triodion, p. 22|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
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|Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church: translated from the service books with introductory chapters on the history, doctrine, and worship of the church #85||Stichera of Apocreos||Surely comes the dreadful day||John Brownlie||18.104.22.168.7||1902||<i>Triodion</i>, p. 22|