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-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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!