That solemn day will soon arrive

That solemn day will soon arrive

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 That solemn day will soon arrive,
Th’important, the decisive day,
When, from death’s awful slumber roused,
God’s dread command all must obey.

2 Deep thunders usher in the morn,
And through the heav’ns tremendous roll:
The wide expanse is all on fire,
While lightnings blaze from pole to pole.

3 In glory, see! the Judge descends,
Arrayed in majesty and might;
Attended by ten thousand saints,
And angels of celestial light.

4 The trumpet’s loud and dreadful blast
Sounds through the regions of the dead:
With terror some, and some with joy,
Rise from the dust, their lowly bed.

5 All righteous and eternal Judge!
When summoned at Thy bar to stand,
May we, acquitted and approved,
Be crowned with bliss at Thy right hand.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12654

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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First Line: That solemn day will soon arrive
Author: Thomas Jervis
Copyright: Public Domain



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