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:


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.