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When the Summons Shall Come

When the summons shall come to the Judgment at last

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [When the summons shall come to the Judgment at last]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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.

Refrain:
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]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #64

Author: William C. Martin

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. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the summons shall come to the Judgment at last
Title: When the Summons Shall Come
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Lo there stands
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