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.