1 The chariot! the chariot! its wheels roll in fire,
As the Lord cometh down in the pomp of his ire;
Lo, self-moving it driven on its pathway of cloud,
And the heavens with the burden of Godhead are bowed.
2 The glory! the glory! around him are poured
Mighty hosts of the angels that wait on the Lord;
And the glorified saints and the martyrs are there,
Who in triumph their palm-wreaths of victory wear.
3 The Judgment! the Judgment! the thrones are all set,
Where the Lamb and the angels and elders are met;
There all flesh is at once in the sight of the Lord,
And the doom of eternity hangs on his word.
4 O mercy! O mercy! look down from above,
Great Creator, on us thy sad children, with love;
When beneath to their darkness the wicked are driven,
May we find a reward and a mansion in heaven.
Milman, Henry Hart, D.D., the youngest son of Sir Francis Milman (who received his Baronetage as an eminent Court physician), was born Feb. 10th, 1791, and educated at Dr. Burney's at Greenwich, and subsequently at Eton. His career at B. N. C. Oxford, was brilliant. He took a first class in classics, and carried off the Newdigate, Latin Verse, Latin Essay, and English Essay. His Newdigate on the Apollo Belvedere, 1812, is styled by Dean Stanley "the most perfect of Oxford prize poems." His literary career for several years promised to be poetical. His tragedy Fazio was played at Covent Garden, Miss O'Neill acting Bianca. Samor was written in the year of his appointment to St. Mary's, Reading (1817); The Fall of Jerusalem (1820); Belshazzar… Go to person page >
The chariot! the chariot! its wheels roll on fire. H. H. Milman. [Advent.] First published in Bishop Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1827, p. 7, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, but not included by the author in his Selection of Psalms & Hymns, 1837. It is in several modern hymn-books, including Kennedy, 1863; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, &c.
Display Title: The ChariotFirst Line: The chariot! the chariot! its wheels roll in fireTune Title: CHARIOTAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 220.127.116.11Source: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, by William Walker, 1835