Scripture Verse

When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory. Matthew 25:31

Introduction

Words: Will­iam W. Hull, A Col­lect­ion of Pray­ers for House­hold Use (Ox­ford, Eng­land: J. Park­er, 1828), page 80, alt.

Music: Frei­burg Ger­man folk song, 16th Cen­tu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hull (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Once He came, how meek and lowly,
Kind, and full of love for men;
Judge supreme, unerring, holy,
Soon He comes on earth again.

Be the terrors and the blessing
Of that day before us now,
Every grateful heart possessing,
Cheering every thoughtful brow.

Grateful, that in form and feeling,
One of us, to earth He came;
Thoughtful, for He died revealing
All our hope and all our shame.

May the Savior here have known us
Heedful of His words and way,
And th’almighty Judge will own us
On His last and dreadful day.