Scripture Verse

I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. Revelation 20:11


Words: Ce­cil F. Al­ex­an­der, in Hymns, by the So­cie­ty for Pro­mot­ing Chris­tian Know­ledge, 1852, num­ber 2. Al­so see When Je­sus Came to Earth of Old.

Music: Frank Ju­li­us H. Wa­ter­bu­ry, Child­ren’s Praise (Ro­ches­ter, New York: D. M. Dew­ey and Pott, Young & Com­pa­ny, 1871), num­ber 33 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wa­ter­bu­ry (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Cecil F. Alexander (1818–1895)


When Christ came down on earth of old,
He took our na­ture, poor and low;
He wore no form of an­gel mold,
But shared our weak­ness and our woe.

But when He com­eth back once more,
Then shall be set the great white throne;
And earth and Heav’n shall flee be­fore
The face of Him that sits there­on.

O Son of God! in glo­ry crowned,
The Judge or­dained of quick and dead;
O Son of Man! so pi­ty­ing found
For all the tears Thy people shed.

Be with us in that aw­ful hour,
And by Thy crown, and by Thy grave,
And by Thy love and all Thy pow­er,
In that great day of judg­ment, save!