Scripture Verse

The great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand? Revelation 6:17


Words: J. Hen­ry Gramps, in Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ, ed­it­ed by Bai­le Brown & Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), num­ber 38.

Music: N. L. Rid­der­hof (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Gramps’ or Rid­der­hof’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Awake, awake, ye Zion, and lend a listening ear!
The coming of the Lord, is quickly drawing near;
I now, His chosen messenger, this timely warning bring:
My business here, most certainly, is for my conquering king.


Give heed to God’s entreaty, give heed to God’s command;
Obey the voice of mercy, and you shall safely stand.

O Church of God, arise, prepare to meet your Lord;
Behold, I quickly come, thus saith He in His word;
I, now, His chosen messenger this timely warning give:
Prepare, prepare most carefully, your Bridegroom to receive.


O, sinner, heed the message, it comes from Christ the Lord;
Repent! Repent! Repent! Prepare to meet thy God!
Behold the cross, Mt. Calvary, His piercèd feet and hands!
And gladly, cheerfully obey the Savior’s kind commands.


Fear God, fear God, O sinner, naught else you then need fear;
Give glory to His name, and worship Him most dear;
That dreadful time, the judgment day, most surely is at hand!
Now heed this timely warning, and thus prepare to stand.