There comes a day, a fearful day

There comes a day, a fearful day

Author: William Hunter
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 There comes a day, a fearful day,
When earth and heaven shall flee away,
When flaming on his great white throne,
Naught shall be seen but God alone;
The myriad crows from ev'ry clime
Shall gaze upon that throne sublime.
The great and small, the quick and dead,
Shall shout for joy or quake with dread.

2 Oh! how shall I, a sinner born,
Lift up my head on that dread morn,
When glory, brightening to excess,
Proclaims the God of holiness?
The triune God, the lofty Lord,
Who, by his own omnific word,
Made thousand thousand worlds to be;
He speaks again; and lo! they flee.

3 When orbs on orbs affrighted fly,
In lawless terror through the sky;
When thrones and powers celestial fall,
Before the glorious ALL IN ALL;
Oh! how shall I, of baser birth,
A sinful man, a worm of earth,
Presume to meet the burning gaze,
That wraps the heavens in sheets of blaze?

4 Father Eternal! God of love!
Look down from mercy's seat above;
Through Jesus now be reconciled
To me, a wayward, wandering child:
Be thou, O Christ, my stay, my trust,
And when I moulder into dust,
And when I rise from dust again,
Be mine, my God--amen--amen.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #89

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: There comes a day, a fearful day
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Dyer's Psalmist #451

Revival Hymns #d159

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d227

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The American Vocalist #343

The Christian Psalmist #d649

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The Minstrel of Zion #89

The South Western Psalmist #d386

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