Christ My Song - 1216
Jesus comes, the Judge of all
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Jesus comes, the Judge of all.
"Behold! He cometh with clouds." (Revelation 1,7)
1. Jesus comes, the Judge of all:
heav'n's bright hosts adore him:
all the people, great and small,
now must stand before him.
Crowns of glory wreathe his head:
Christ, the Lord's anointed;
Judge of living and of dead;
Judge of old appointed.
2. Heav'n and earth, that stood so long
shewing forth his glory,
now are, though they seemed so strong,
like a finished story.
Caused to cease by him whose pow'r
gave them first a being;
lo! they perish from this hour;
'tis the Lord's decreeing.
3. Saviour, in that awful day
keep our hearts from sinking:
for ev'n now we feel dismay,
of the season thinking.
May we lift our heads that day –
day of God's salvation;
may we joyful hear him say,
"Yours a glorious station."
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 58.