Scripture Verse

The kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand? Revelation 6:15–17

Introduction

Words: Ag­nes R. Rid­dles, in His Voice of Love, ed­it­ed by James Vaug­han (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1924), num­ber 38.

Music: James D. Vaugh­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rid­dles (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
James D. Vaughan
1864–1941

Lyrics

If the end of the world were to­day,
And the great God His wrath would not stay,
Would you feel your­self pre­pared
For the com­ing of the Lord,
If the end of the world were to­day?

Refrain

If the end were to­day,
Would it be for you a glad, hap­py day?
Would you hur­ry forth to meet Him,
Would your soul with rap­ture greet Him,
If the end of the world were to­day?

If the end of the world were to­day,
From His face would you then hide away?
To the rocks and moun­tains flee,
Would you dread eter­ni­ty,
If the end of the world were to­day?

Refrain

If the end of the world were to­day,
And the Sav­ior should call you away;
Would you be among the few,
Robed and rea­dy, tried and true,
If the end of the world were to­day?

Refrain