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Day of judgment! day of wonders! - The Day of Judgment
(John Newton/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Day of Judgment.

1. Day of judgment! day of wonders!
  Hark! the trumpet's awful sound,
louder than a thousand thunders,
  shakes the vast creation round!
        How the summons, how the summons
  will the sinner's heart confound!
        How the summons
  will the sinner's heart confound!

2. See the Judge, our nature wearing,
  clothed in majesty divine!
You, who long for his appearing,
  then shall say: "This God is mine."
        Gracious Saviour, gracious Saviour,
  own me in that day for thine!
        Gracious Saviour,
  own me in that day for thine!

3. At his call the dead awaken,
  rise to life from earth and sea;
all the powers of nature, shaken
  by his looks, prepare to flee:
        careless sinner! careless sinner!
  what will then become of thee?
        Careless sinner!
  what will then become of thee?

4. Horrors past imagination
  will surprise your trembling heart,
when you hear your condemnation,
  "Hence, accursed wretch, depart!
        Thou with Satan, thou with Satan
  and his angels have thy part!
        Thou with Satan
  and his angels have thy part!"

5. Satan, who now tries to please you,
  lest you timely warning take,
when that word is past, will seize you,
  plunge you in the burning lake:
        think, poor sinner, think, poor sinner,
  thy eternal all's at stake.
        Think, poor sinner,
  thy eternal all's at stake.

6. But to those who have confessèd,
  loved, and served the Lord below,
he will say, "Come near, ye blessed!
  see the kingdom I bestow:
        you for ever, you for ever
  shall my love and glory know.
        You for ever
  shall my love and glory know."

7. Under sorrows and reproaches,
  may this thought your courage raise!
Swiftly God's great day approaches,
  sighs shall then be changed to praise:
        we shall triumph, we shall triumph
  when the world is in a blaze.
        We shall triumph
  when the world is in a blaze.

John Newton, Olney Hymns II, Hymn 77. Repetitions added.

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