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

Introduction

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 ?

portrait
Cecil F. Alexander
(1818–1895)

Lyrics

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!