Scripture Verse

Before Him shall be gathered all nations, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats…He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 25:32-33


Words & Mu­sic: James D. Vaugh­an, 1904, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

James D. Vaughan (1864–1941)


The ter­ri­ble day of judg­ment is com­ing,
Its dawn­ing is draw­ing near;
The trum­pet’s loud call will say to all na­tions,
Before the dread bar ap­pear.


O that ter­ri­ble, ter­ri­ble day,
O that ter­ri­ble, ter­ri­ble day,
It’s com­ing to me, it’s com­ing to you,
That day is com­ing to all.

The good will be placed on the right of the Sav­ior,
The bad on the left, away;
Each one will re­ceive re­ward for his la­bor,
O where will you stand that day?


O have you e’er thought of the last se­pa­ra­tion,
When Je­sus the Judge will say:
Depart to the re­gions of dark­ness eter­nal;
Are you rea­dy to meet that day?