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The Lord Shall Come

The Lord shall come; at that great day

Author: William H. Bathurst
Tune: IRAE
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The Lord shall come; at that great day
The heavens, like smoke, shall pass away;
And earth, by penal flames destroyed,
Shall melt into the mighty void.

2 The Lord shall come; but not the same
As once in lowliness He came,
To dwell with sinful man below,
In weakness, poverty, and woe;

3 No, when He comes the second time,
Enthroned in majesty sublime,
Unnumbered hosts His praise shall sing,
And hail the universal King.

4 O, then shall guilty souls begin
To taste the bitterness of sin;
And vainly on the mountains call,
To hide them from the Judge of all.

5 Then saints shall lift their waiting eyes,
And to the heavenly mansions rise;
Savior, our hearts by grace prepare
With them Thy purchased bliss to share.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9544

Author: William H. Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord shall come; at that great day
Title: The Lord Shall Come
Author: William H. Bathurst
Source: Psalms and Hymns, 1831
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9544
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)