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On the Day of Judgment

When the fierce north wind with his airy forces

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: JUDGMENT (11215)
Published in 30 hymnals

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1 When the fierce north wind, with his airy forces
Rears up the Baltick to a foaming fury:
And the red lightning, with a storm of hail comes,
Rushing amain down.

2 How the poor sailors stand amaz'd and tremble!
While the hoarse thunder like a bloody trumpet,
Roar aloud onset to the gaping waters
Quick to devour them.

3 Such shall the noise be, and the wild disorder,
(If things eternal may be like these earthly)
Such the dire terror when the great arcgangel
Shakes the creation.

4 Tears the strong pillars of the vault of Heaven,
Breaks up old marble, the repose of princes;
See the graves open, and the bones arising.
Flames all around 'em.

5 Hark, the shrill outcries of the guilty wretches!
Lively bright horror, and amazing anguish,
Stare thro' their eye-lids, while the living worm lies
Gnawing within them.

6 Thoughts like old cultures, prey upon their heart strings,
And the smart twinges, when the eye beholds the
Lofty judge frowning, and a flood of vengeance
Rolling afore him.

7 Hopeless immortals! how they scream and shiver,
While devils push them to the pit wide-yawning
Hideous and gloomy, to receive them headlong
Down to the centre.

8 Stop here my fancy, (all away, ye horrid
Doleful ideas) come to JESUS,
How he sits God-like and the saints around him,
Thron'd, yet adoring.

9 O may I sit there when he comes triumphant,
Dooming the nations! then ascend to glory
While our Hosannas all along the passage,
Shout the Redeemer.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCCXLII

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the fierce north wind with his airy forces
Title: On the Day of Judgment
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XLIV

A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d109

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A General Selection of the Newest and Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use. 2nd ed. #d117

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d356

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #342

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CCCXLII

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Choice Hymns #314

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #282

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d493

National Hymns #d152

Pilgrim's Songster #d99

Select Psalms and Hymns for Youth and Suitable for All Singing Schools #d51

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Social and Campmeeting Songs For the Pious (4th ed.) #117

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d172

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #DCLIX

The Conference Meeting Hymn Book, for the Use of All Who Love Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 5th ed. #d128

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The Harp #168

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #390

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The Lord's Songs #XI

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d192

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #148

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Urania #188

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Zion's Songster #212

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