Scripture Verse

The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. Zephaniah 1:14


Hugh Bourne

Words: Will­iam San­ders and Hugh Bourne, in the Large Hymn Book for the Use of the Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ists (Bem­ers­ley, near Tun­stall, Stoke-on-Trent, Eng­land: Pri­mi­tive Met­ho­dist Con­nex­ion, 1824), num­ber 62.

Music: De­witt Uz­zi­ah C. Bur­nap, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Uzziah C. Burnap


The last great day is drawing nigh
When Christ, the Judge, shall come,
With all the armies of the sky,
To call His children home.

Behold! the vengeful day of God:
Destruction flies around,
The mountains tremble at His nod,
His trumpet shakes the ground.

Sinners with trembling leave the tomb
At His supreme command;
Behold! the day of God is come!
How will the sinner stand?

All who against the living God
Continue to rebel,
Must fall beneath His vengeful rod,
And bear the pains of hell.

But those who in His name believe,
And humbly watch and pray,
Shall each a starry crown receive,
And reign in endless day.