Scripture Verse

Books were opened, including the Book of Life. The dead were judged on the basis of what they had done, as recorded in the books. Revelation 20:12


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 790. The Day of Ac­count.

Music: Wind­sor Chris­to­pher Tye, 1533. Ar­ranged in the Booke of Mu­sicke, by Will­iam Daman, 1591 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome or Tye (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


He comes, He comes! the Son of God
Descends from yon­der sky;
Bright clouds com­pose His lof­ty seat,
And round Him an­gels fly.

Millions of mill­ions trem­bling stand
Before His aw­ful throne,
Summoned a strict ac­count to give,
Of works which they have done.

Oh then may all my fears sub­side,
My sins and sor­rows end,
And in the Judge may I be­hold
My Sav­ior and my friend.