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

Introduction

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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).

Lyrics

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.