Scripture Verse

This is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. Daniel 5:25

Introduction

illustration
Belshazzar Sees the Writing
on the Wall
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 1301, pag­es 61–62.

Music: Jo­seph­ine Er­nest R. Kroe­ger, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Ernest R. Kroeger
(1862–1934)

Lyrics

Sinner secure, the writing see!
Death, judgment, hell it speaks to thee;
The number of thy days
Is finished in a moment here,
With horror then thou must appear
Before thy Judge’s face.

Weighed in the scale, thou wanting art,
And when thy soul and body part,
Thy guilty spirit flies
From earth, with kindred fiends to dwell,
Condemned the second death to feel,
The death that never dies.