Scripture Verse

When the Son of Man comes in His splendor with all His angels with Him, then He will take His seat on His glorious throne. All the nations will be assembled before Him, and He will separate people from each other like a shepherd separating sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on His right hand and the goats on His left. Matthew 25:31–33


Words: J. B. Le­mon, in De­vo­tion­al Songs, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hu­bert P. Main (New York: Big­low & Main, 1903), num­ber 89.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Le­mon’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

W. Howard Doane


At the judgment seat of Christ, my Savior,
All the nations shall be called to stand;
And all people shall appear before Him,
On His left, or on His own right hand.


At the judgment, where wilt thou appear?
Will it be on the right hand,
Will it be on the left hand?
At the judgment where wilt thou be found,
When before Him thou shalt stand?

He shall separate them like a shepherd,
Oh, what partings in that awful day!
“Come, ye blessèd to the heav’nly mansions;
Go, ye cursèd from My throne away.”


Loved ones on one side, and, on the other,
Weeping, as they part to meet no more,
God shall wipe away the tears of Christians,
As they pass thro’ Heaven’s open door.


At the judgment seat of Christ, my Savior,
When all nations shall be gathered there,
Wilt thou be upon His right hand, brother,
Evermore the bliss of Heav’n to share?