Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Isaiah 26:20–21
Come, O my chosen people come,
Far from the evil world retire,
Wise to escape th’impending doom,
The weight of Heaven’s vindictive ire.
Enter into thy secret place,
With silent awe thy God adore,
Hide thee for one short moment’s space,
And rest till all the wrath be o’er.
For lo! the Lord from Heaven comes down,
Vengeance on sinful man to take;
The world shall tremble at His frown,
The earth shall to her center quake.
The earth shall at His word her blood
Disclose, nor longer hide her slain;
The dead shall rise to meet their God,
And sink into eternal pain.