Where shall I be

When judgment day is drawing nigh

Author: Charles Price Jones
Tune: JUDGMENT DAY
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When judgment day is drawing nigh,
Where shall I be?
When God the works of men shall try,
Where shall I be?
When east and west the fire shall roll,
Where shall I be?
How will it be with my poor soul;
Where shall I be?

Refrain:
O where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds,
O where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead?
O where shall I be when it sounds?

2 When wicked men his wrath shall see,
Where shall I be?
And to the rocks and mountains flee,
Where shall I be?
When hills and mountains flee away,
Where shall I be?
When all the works of men decay,
Where shall I be? [Refrain]

3 When heav'n and earth as some great scroll,
Where shall I be?
Shall from God's angry presence roll,
Where shall I be?
When all the saints redeemed shall stand,
Where shall I be?
Forever blest at God's right hand,
Where shall I be? [Refrain]

4 All trouble done, all conflict past,
Where shall I be?
And old *Apolyon bound at last,
Where shall I be?
When Christ shall reign from shore to shore,
Where shall I be?
And peace abide forevermore,
Where shall I be? [Refrain]

*A place of the destruction, Sheol, the depths of Hell.

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #697

Author: Charles Price Jones

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Text Information

First Line: When judgment day is drawing nigh
Title: Where shall I be
Author: Charles Price Jones
Refrain First Line: O where shall I be when the last trumpet sounds
Copyright: Public Domain

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African American Heritage Hymnal #196

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #697

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