Scripture Verse

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10


Baptist W. Noel (1798–1873)

Words: Bap­tist W. No­el, A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, Adapt­ed Chief­ly for Con­gre­ga­tion­al and So­cial Wor­ship (Lon­don: B. W. Gar­din­er, 1853), num­ber 3, alt.

Music: Na­ren­za ad­apt­ed from the Ka­tho­lische Kirch­en­ge­sang (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: 1619) (🔊 pdf nwc).


All must at length be tried,
The dead from dust arise;
Nor one of all earth’s mill­ions hide
From Christ’s all see­ing eyes.

How will the faith­less meet
The ter­rors of that day,
When Heav’n and earth be­fore His seat,
Astonished shrink away?

O sin­ner, seek His face
Whose wrath you can­not bear;
Welcome His yoke, ac­cept His grace,
And find sal­va­tion there.

So will you bless the hour,
When for your sake He bled;
And that last aw­ful day shall pour
New bless­ings on your head.