Scripture Verse

The day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 2 Peter 3:10


William H. Bathurst (1796–1877)

Words: Will­iam H. Bath­urst, Psalms and Hymns 1831, page 291.

Music: Ir­ae Jo­seph Barn­by (1838–1896) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Joseph Barnby (1838–1896)


The Lord shall come; at that great day
The heavens, like smoke, shall pass away;
And earth, by penal flames destroyed,
Shall melt into the mighty void.

The Lord shall come; but not the same
As once in lowliness He came,
To dwell with sinful man below,
In weakness, poverty, and woe;

No, when He comes the second time,
Enthroned in majesty sublime,
Unnumbered hosts His praise shall sing,
And hail the universal King.

O, then shall guilty souls begin
To taste the bitterness of sin;
And vainly on the mountains call,
To hide them from the Judge of all.

Then saints shall lift their waiting eyes,
And to the heavenly mansions rise;
Savior, our hearts by grace prepare
With them Thy purchased bliss to share.