The Hour Will Quickly Come

The hour will quickly come

Author: Anonymous
Tune: DALSTON
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The hour will quickly come,
When earth shall hear its doom;
At His command the flames shall rise;
Ten thousand thunders roar,
And rage from shore to shore;
While all dissolve, both earth and skies.

2 See, see the Judge appear!
His last great mandate hear,
"To judgment, all ye nations come!"
The nations all obey,
And, trembling, haste away
To meet their everlasting doom.

3 Now all the human race
Appear before the face
Of sovereign majesty divine:
Ye guilty and impure,
How will ye then endure
Your dreadful destiny to hear?

4 Great day, that shall descry
To every wondering eye
The secret deeds of day and night!
The sacred volume large
Its records shall discharge,
And bring our every thought to light.

5 The bold blasphemer there
Will tremble and despair;
No way to shun impending ire;
Where shall the guilty hide,
Or the fierce day abide,
When He appears revealed in fire?

6 With pangs unfelt before,
Too late they now implore
A refuge from tremendous wrath;
With what stupendous awe
They hear the fiery law
Consign them to eternal death!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9219

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The hour will quickly come
Title: The Hour Will Quickly Come
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 6.6.8.6.6.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9219
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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