O, Who Shall Be Able To Stand?

There's a great judgement day that is coming

Author: William Thomas Dale
Tune: [There’s a great judgment day that is coming, we know]
Published in 28 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There’s a great judgment day that is coming, we know,
It’s coming to one and all; for the Judge shall descend
In His power divine, and judge both the great and small.

When Jesus comes and the judgment is set,
O! who will be on His right hand?
When the trumpet shall sound, and the nations have come,
O! who shall be able to stand?

2 Then the righteous and wicked together shall meet,
To judgment they shall be brought; and the Judge shall proclaim
To the righteous, Well done. The wicked, I know you not. [Refrain}

3 There will be great rejoicing of happy ones there,
Who followed the Savior here; when they hear Him declare,
Come, ye blessèd of Mine, and enter My home so fair. [Refrain]

4 But there’ll be lamentation and mourning that day,
When Jesus shall say, Depart; and the wicked shall flee
From His presence away, what rending of every heart! [Refrain]

4 O! prepare us, dear Lord, for Thy coming ere long,
The judgment of that great day; when the saints shall rejoice
In Thy presence with song, the wicked be driv’n away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8853

Author: William Thomas Dale

The Rev. William Thomas Dale, D.D., died September 21 at his home in Nashville, Tenn., being nearly 80 years old at the time of his death. He was born, Feb. 20, 1845, near Elk River, Alabama, eight miles west of Fayetteville, Tenn., and was dedicated to God in infancy in the holy ordinance of baptism. Dr. Dale was a great and good man. The foundation of his greatness was laid in his childhood, back in his father's home, around the family altar. He often said. "I owe much to the influence of early religious training in my father's home. My father held family prayers morning and night." He learned that old, familiar prayer of childhood around his mother's knee: "Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a great judgement day that is coming
Title: O, Who Shall Be Able To Stand?
Author: William Thomas Dale
Refrain First Line: When Jesus comes and the judgement is set
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8853
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