Scripture Verse

Wait ye upon Me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy. Zephaniah 3:8

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 1392, page 95.

Music: Folk­ing­ham, from Sup­ple­ment to the New Ver­sion, by Na­hum Tate & Ni­cho­las Bra­dy, 1700 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Tremendous Lord, Thy voice we hear,
“In glorious majesty severe,
In anger great, I soon will rise!
Vengeance on that appointed day
Shall fiercely claim its destined prey,
And seize the victims of the skies.

I will Mine indignation pour,
On all th’assembled kingdoms shower
The vials of My jealous ire;
My wrath shall to the utmost come,
The whole devoted earth consume,
And burn My foes with quenchless fire.