Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. Matthew 24:29
Words: Charles W. Ray, The Revival Helper (Chicago, Illinois: S. Brainard’s Sons, 1893), pages 56–57.
Music: San Nicolás Charles W. Ray, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Ray (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
When the stars with trembling awe shall flee away,
And a shrinking world shall shake from pole to pole;
Blest Redeemer, let me hear Thee sweetly say,
Thou shalt find in Me a refuge for thy soul.
When Thou comest in Thy glory, blessèd Lord,
And the angels in their beauty I shall see;
When the faithful shall receive their blest reward,
Blessèd Savior, in Thy love remember me.
When Thy voice divine shall wake the slumb’ring dead,
And the trumpet shall thro’ all the world resound;
When the wicked shall be quaking in their dread,
In the shelter of Thy love let me be found.
When the ransomed that bright morning shall arise,
And the angels join their song of jubilee;
With a shout exultant thro’ the parting skies,
Let me come to be forevermore with Thee.