The heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.@Joel 2:10
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Reginald Heber (1783-1826)

Reginald Heber, in the Christian Observer, October 1811.

Gott Sei Dank Neues Geistreiches Gesangbuch, by Johann A. Freylinghausen (Halle, Germany: 1704) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann A. Freylinghausen (1670-1739)

In the sun, and moon, and stars,
Signs and wonders there shall be;
Earth shall quake with inward fears,
Nations with perplexity.

Soon shall ocean’s hoary deep,
Tossed with stranger tempests, rise;
Wilder storms the mountain sweep;
Louder thunders rock the skies.

Evil thoughts shall shake the proud,
Racking doubt and restless fear;
And, amid the thunder cloud,
Shall the Judge of men appear.

But though from that awful face
Heaven shall fade and earth shall fly,
Fear not ye, His chosen race,
Your redemption draweth nigh!