1 Then, then the Gospel day shall rise,
(Jehovah speaks, let earth attend)
“I from My throne above the skies
Will on all flesh My Spirit send;
Not one but may the promise find
The gift poured out on all mankind.
2 "Your sons and daughters at that day
Shall in the solemn worship join,
Or fervent in the Spirit pray,
Or utter words of praise divine;
The old shall dream, inspired by Me,
The young shall heavenly visions see.
3 "I will to the whole ransomed race
My glorious deity reveal,
Pour out the Spirit of My grace,
My servants and My handmaids fill
With love, shed in their hearts abroad,
With all the plenitude of God.
4 "Who slight My miracles of love
On them I will My judgments show,
Portentous signs in Heaven above,
And prodigies in earth below;
The earth shall be burnt up with fire,
And all its works in smoke expire.
5 "The sun shall black as sackcloth turn,
The moon shall redden into blood,
The elements melt, the Heav’ns shall burn,
At that great awful day of God;
The stars shall from their orbits fall,
And flames and darkness cover all."
6 Then shall the Lord His truth display,
(the merciful almighty Lord)
To those that did His call obey,
The residue that kept His Word;
He shall the full salvation give,
And bid His saints in glory live.
7 Then all that on the Lord rely,
And call in faith on Jesu’s name,
Caught up to meet Him in the skies,
Their master’s glorious joy shall claim,
Joy to His faithful servants giv’n,
Joy in a new eternal Heav’n.
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 >
Display Title: Then, Then The Gospel Day Shall RiseFirst Line: Then, then the Gospel day shall riseTune Title: ADORO TEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 88.88.88Source: Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution by John and Charles Wesley (London: Strahan, 1744)