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Who Shall Be Able To Stand?

When the trump of God shall sound And the nations gather round

Author: Knowles Shaw (1877)
Tune: [When the trump of God shall sound] (Shaw)
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the trump of God shall sound,
And the nations gather round,
And the Judge shall sit upon His royal throne;
Who will hear the welcome word,
From the lips of Christ the Lord,
"Enter in," "good and faithful, well done."

Who shall be able then to stand?
Who shall be able then to stand?
All who trust in Christ the Lord,
And obey His holy word;
These shall be able then to stand.

2 When the deluge swept the world,
And to death its millions hurl'd,
And the waters covered over all the land;
Those who trusted in the Lord,
And obeyed His holy word,
These were all that were able then to stand. [Chorus]

3 When the cities of the plain
Were enveloped in the flame,
And destruction swept the multitudes away;
There was just a little band,
Who were able then to stand,
In that great and that terrible day. [Chorus]

4 When the day of wrath is come,
And the day of mercy gone,
And to judgment they are called from every land;
Sinner, how is it with thee?
Christian, how then shall it be?
Shall we all be able then to stand? [Chorus]

Source: The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #42

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the trump of God shall sound And the nations gather round
Title: Who Shall Be Able To Stand?
Author: Knowles Shaw (1877)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Who shall be able then to stand?
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8597
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The Cyber Hymnal #8597

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