The Dreadful Day Is Come

The dreadful day is come

Author (attributed to): Charles Wesley
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The dreadful day is come
To fix a nation’s doom!
Who, when God doth this, shall live,
Stand before a righteous God?
’Gainst the world and Satan strive,
Strive resisting unto blood!

2 Well may our nature fear
The fiery trial near:
Who shall first his Lord betray?
Who his Master shall deny?
Which of us shall fall away?
Is it, Savior, is it I?

3 I shall, I surely shall,
Without Thy succor, fall:
Lest, one moment left alone,
I shall make my ruin sure,
Shamefully my God disown,
Thee, and all Thy saints abjure.

4 But Lord, I trust in Thee,
Thou wilt not go from me;
Thee Thy pity shall constrain
Still with me, ev’n me, t’abide;
Me, the weakest child of man,
Me for whom Thy pity died.

5 O that I always may
On Thee my spirit stay!
Poor and needy as I am,
Thou dost for my vileness care;
Thou hast called me by my name;
Thou wilt all my burdens bear.

6 Thou art the sinner’s Friend,
I on Thy love depend;
Help for all is laid on Thee;
Faith and hope in Thee I have:
As my day, my strength shall be,
Thou shalt to the utmost save.

7 Arm me with Thy great power,
And come the fiery hour!
Then I in Thy strength shall say,
(Feeblest of Thy servants I)
I, though all men fall away,
I will never Thee deny.

8 Ready, through grace, I am
To suffer for Thy name;
When Thou dost Thyself bestow
On so poor a worm as me,
I shall then to prison go,
Gladly go to death with Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11452

Author (attributed to): Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: The dreadful day is come
Title: The Dreadful Day Is Come
Author (attributed to): Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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