1 When the summons shall come to the Judgment at last,
And this life with its deeds shall be finished and past;
Oh, I tremble to think what my portion would be
Were there no one to plead at the Judgment for me.
Lo, there stands in the midst of the Judgment, a Lamb,
Which was slain for poor sinners—a sinner I am;
And at last, when I stand there, in silence, my plea
Will be enter’d by Jesus, who’ll answer for me.
2 I have wander’d so far from a Father so kind,
And so long in the lap of the world have reclined,
That amid the dark thunders of Judgment I see
Only one ground of hope for a sinner like me. [Refrain]
3 I would never dare stand at the Judgment alone
With a conscience profaned and a heart as of stone;
But the man of deep sorrows and dark Calvary
Will be ready to stand at the Judgment with me. [Refrain]
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers, Florida.
Martin was pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891-4); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894-1900); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (near Boston; at the time of his arrival there it was noted he was from “Bluffton, Indiana”); and the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, from 1912 until his death.
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Display Title: When the Summons Shall ComeFirst Line: When the summons shall come to the Judgment at lastTune Title: [When the summons shall come to the Judgment at last]Author: Rev. W. C. MartinScripture: Revelation 5:6Date: 1901