I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away…And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.@Revelation 20:11-12
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Eden R. Latta (1839-1915)

Eden R. Latta, in Grace and Glory, edited by David E. Dortch & W. G. E. Cunnyngham (Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1882).

David E. Dortch (🔊 pdf nwc).

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David E. Dortch (1851-1928)

When we in the judgment stand,
In that mighty company,
And the Judge shall question us,
Oh, what shall our answers be?
What for every trifling thought,
And each idle word we say?
What for every sinful act
We may do from day to day?

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When that awful day we see,
Oh, what shall our answers be?
When that awful day we see,
Oh, what shall our answers be?

When the Lord has gathered there,
From the land and from the sea,
All the families of men,
Oh, what shall our answers be?
What for all our want of faith,
What for all our lack of love?
Can we hope a crown to gain,
And a mansion bright above?

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Lord, it is a solemn thought,
That we must account to Thee!
In that great and awful day,
What shall our poor answers be?
Oh, prepare us, Lord, we pray,
In Thy presence there to stand!
Purge us from each sinful blot;
Place us, Lord, on Thy right hand!

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