Scripture Verse

Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:41

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 224. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Liz­zie Ed­wards, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

You are under condemnation,
Careless sinner,
And the judgment day is surely drawing near;
If you trample under foot redeeming mercy,
What a sentence then your guilty soul will hear.

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Depart from My presence,
The Judge will proclaim,
Depart from My presence
Into everlasting flame!

Oh, escape this awful doom;
Cling to Jesus while you may,
And prepare to meet your Savior
On the great judgment day.

There’s a judgment fast approaching,
Careless sinner,
And remember there’s a death that never dies;
Oh, the wailing of the lost who feel its anguish;
To its horror will you dare to close your eyes?

Refrain

There’s a judgment fast approaching,
Careless sinner,
If you sin away the precious time of grace;
You will call upon the rocks to fall upon you,
And to hide you from a slighted Savior’s face.

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There’s a world where all the righteous
Shall be gathered,
And another of remorse and endless pain;
If you die without the cleansing blood of Jesus,
Then forever with the lost you must remain.

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