Scripture Verse

When the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:31–41


Words: John Need­ham, Hymns De­vo­tion­al and Mor­al on Var­i­ous Sub­jects (Bris­tol, Eng­land: S. Far­ley, 1768), num­ber 224.

Music: Clau­di­us Ar­thur H. Mann, in The Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1905), num­ber 595 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Need­ham (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Arthur H. Mann


Behold, He Comes—the Judge appears,
With all His glories crowned:
Behold each nation, tribe and tongue,
The judgment seat surround.

View well the righteous, mark the joy
O’er every feature spread;
But Oh! what pale affrighted looks,
Bespeak the sinner’s dread.

Now truth appears, no envious cloud
Can hide her radiant face;
Now names and forms, and borrowed masks
No more shall find a place.

As from his sheep the shepherd parts
The goats at even-tide,
So from the good, the righteous Judge
The wicked shall divide.

Ranged on the right, the pious race,
Shall their glad sentence hear;
Whilst on the left, th’ungodly world
Too late their doom shall fear.

Among the saints, at Christ’s right hand,
May I, Lord, find a place;
Enrolled among the heirs of God,
The firstborn sons of grace.

Then shall I all enraptured hear
The Judge pronounce me blest;
And share the kingdom long prepared
That sweet and endless rest.