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 20:12
Christ the Judge
Michelangelo (1475–1564)

Laurene Highfield, in Truth and Hope, by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Hudson, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing, 1919), number 6.

Minnis R. Hayes (🔊 pdf nwc).

When the trump of God shall sound,
And the books are opened wide
That the deeds which men have done may there be read,
Will the Master’s voice be heard,
Calling you unto His side,
When He comes to judge the living and the dead?


When the trump of God shall sound,
Can you come into His presence unafraid?
Can you wait with joyful heart,
While the Master reads the record you have made?

When the final trump shall sound,
And the Savior shall descend
Through the clouds that hide from me His shining face,
Can you bid Him quickly come,
Thankful that He is your friend,
Knowing well He has redeemed you by His grace?


When the trump of God shall sound,
And the Lord shall separate
From the worthless chaff His precious grains of wheat,
Will He bid you go or stay,
What think you will be your fate,
When the Master comes upon the judgment day?