Scripture Verse

The day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. 2 Peter 3:12

Introduction

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Joel Blomqvist
1840–1930

Words: Fran­cis Bot­tome, Songs from the Par­son­age (Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1894), pag­es 74–75.

Music: Sab­bats­dag Jo­el Blom­qvist, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Bot­tome or Blom­qvist, would you ?

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Francis Bottome
1823–1894

Lyrics

Will it come, the day of God,
When the curse shall be removed?
Will it bring the vengeful rod,
Or the voice of the Beloved?

Sure as the eternal throne
Stands the promise of His word:
He shall make His glory known;
All mankind shall hail Him Lord.

What doth hinder?—hate of hell,
Strife of men, and greed of lust;
But more wonderful to tell,
Waits the Patience of the Just!

God’s long suffering standeth still,
Mercy pleading with the foe!
But who shall resist His will
When He lets His fury go?

Burning like a furnace flame,
Fed by wrath that cannot spare,
See the glory of His name
Rising, spreading everywhere.

Oh, before that awful day
Let our dark rebellion cease;
Let us meet Him in the way,
And His coming shall be peace.