I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away…And 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 20:11-12

Stella M. Thompson, 1913.

Alfred E. Helton (🔊 pdf nwc).

When the years have all flown,
And you face the judgment throne,
Will your soul be cleansed by Jesus’ precious blood?
Free from every stain,
Knowing not a fear nor pain,
Ready to be giv’n with saints a blest abode?

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Facing the throne, trembling with fear,
Waiting there, O soul, eternal doom to know;
Facing the throne, nothing to cheer,
Helpless, none to plead for you or mercy show!

When you’re facing the throne
Think not then you can atone
For the sins you have committed day by day;
While in life, oh! prepare,
If a golden crown you’d wear
In the land where songs of joy shall ring for aye!

Refrain

When you’re facing the throne
By the mighty Judge unknown,
Then to answer for your actions dark or fair,
Tho’ for mercy you plead
There’ll be none your cries to heed,
Endless sorrow with the wicked you must share.

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