Scripture Verse

It shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation. Isaiah 25:9


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 789. Fear and Joy at Christ’s Com­ing.

Music: Pad­ding­ton (Ply­mouth) Pl­ymouth Col­lect­ion of Hymns and Tunes, by Hen­ry W. Beech­er (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1855), page 109 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Behold, the day is come;
The right­eous Judge is near;
And sin­ners, trem­bling at their doom,
Shall soon their sen­tence hear.

Angels, in bright at­tire;
Conduct Him through the skies;
Darkness and tem­pest, smoke and fire,
Attend Him as He flies.

How aw­ful is the sight!
How loud the thun­ders roar!
The sun for­bears to give his light,
And stars are seen no more.

The whole cre­ation groans;
But saints arise and sing;
They are the ran­somed of the Lord,
And He their God and king.