Scripture Verse

When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power; when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe. 2 Thessalonians 1:7–10

Introduction

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Philip Doddridge
1702–1751

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 303: Christ glo­ri­fied and ad­mired in His saints at the great day.

Music: Is­ra­el (Goss) John Goss (1800–1880) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Goss
1800–1880

Lyrics

Ye heav’ns, with sounds of triumph ring;
Ye angels, burst into a song;
Jesus descends, vic­to­ri­ous king,
And leads His shining train along.

Ye saints that sleep in dust, arise;
Let joy re-animate your clay;
Spring to your Sav­ior thro’ the skies,
And round His throne your homage pay.

Then let the sons of Heav’n draw nigh,
While to th’astonished hosts you tell,
How feeble mortals rose so high
From graves and worms, from sin and hell.

Tell them, in accents like their own,
What an incarnate God could do;
Then point to Je­sus on the throne,
And boast, that Je­sus died for you.

Transported, they no more can hear;
Their voices catch the sacred name;
Harmonious to His Fa­ther’s ear,
Jesus the God, their harps pro­claim.

Sin hath its dire incursions made,
That Thou might’st prove Thy power to save;
And death its ensigns wide displayed,
That Thou might’st triumph o’er the grave.