Christ My Song - 1192
The day of God at length appears
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The day of God at length appears.
"But who may abide the day of his coming?" (Malachi, 3,2)
2. Hark! 'tis the trumpet's awful sound;
it shakes the pillars of the earth;
its mighty voice is heard around:
O where is now the worldling's mirth!
3. The Judge appears: around his seat
ten thousand times ten thousand shine;
the dead are quickened, small and great;
the living changed by pow'r divine.
4. But mark the issue of the day!
Some are received with joy to heav'n;
while others, turned with shame away,
from God and happiness are driv'n.
5. How blessed are they who welcome now,
in him who fills the judgment-seat,
the Saviour whom they loved below,
and longed with great desire to meet.
6. Their cup is full, their joys abound,
no wish unsatisfied have they;
in seeing him their heav'n is found,
and ev'ry sorrow flies away.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 64.