Scripture Verse

The day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low. Isaiah 2:12

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Lou­ise J. Strong, in Gos­pel Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, J. Lin­coln Hall & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), page 57, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

The judgment day is drawing near,
That great day of the Lord;
The summons all mankind shall hear,
That great day of the Lord.
All pomp and pride and vaunted power,
All empires, thrones of earthly dower,
Shall perish in that awful hour,
That great day of the Lord.

Refrain

That great day is coming,
That dark day is coming,
That dread day is coming,
That great day of the Lord.

How shall we meet that dreadful day,
That great day of the Lord?
When Heav’n and earth shall flee away,
That great day of the Lord;
What power can shield the guilty soul,
All scarred and stained by sin’s control,
While thunderings of God’s justice roll?
That great day of the Lord.

Refrain

Christ is a refuge for your soul,
That great day of the Lord;
Seek now release from sin’s control,
That great day of the Lord;
O fly into His pierced embrace,
And be a sinner saved by grace;
With joy you’ll then behold His face,
That great day of the Lord.

Refrain