I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.@Revelation 20:12

Anonymous, in the Sunday School Hymn Book (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: American Sunday School Union, 1827), 19th edition, number 132.

St. Bride Samuel Howard, 1762 (🔊 pdf nwc).

A dread and solemn hour
To us is drawing near;
When we before the throne of God
All present shall appear.

What answer shall we give,
When God Himself demands
The uses of such times as these,
In judgment at our hands?

And must we then confess
That all was spent in vain
The seasons that were once our own,
But cannot be again?

This will be dark indeed;
To regions of despair
Our own neglect will sink us down,
To mourn forever there.