The Cyber Hymnal#11098
|Text:||He Comes! He Comes! To Judge The World|
|Tune:||THE WAITS' SONG|
1 "He comes! He comes! to judge the world,"
Aloud th’archangel cries!
While thunders roll from pole to pole,
And lightnings cleave the skies.
2 Th’affrighted nations hear the sound,
And upward lift their eyes;
The slumbering tenants of the ground
In living armies rise.
3 Amid the shouts of numerous friends,
Of hosts divinely bright,
The Judge in solemn pomp descends,
Arrayed in robes of light.
4 His head and hairs are white as snow,
His eyes a fiery flame,
A radiant crown adorns His brow,
And Jesus is His name.
5 Writ on His thigh His name appears,
And scars His victories tell:
Lo! in His hand the Conqueror bears
The keys of death and hell.
6 So He ascends the judgment seat,
And, at His dread command,
Myriads of creatures round His feet
In solemn silence stand.
7 Princes and peasants here expect
Their last, their righteous doom;
The men who dared His grace reject,
And they who dared presume.
8 "Depart, ye sons of vice and sin,"
The injured Jesus cries!
While the long kindling wrath within
Flashes from both His eyes.
9 And now, in words divinely sweet,
With rapture in His face,
Aloud His sacred lips repeat
The sentence of His grace:
10 "Well done, my good and faithful sons,
The children of My love!
Receive the scepters, crowns and thrones
Prepared for you above."
|First Line:||"He comes! He comes! to judge the world"|
|Title:||He Comes! He Comes! To Judge The World|
|Source:||A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors by John Rippon (London: 1787)|
|Notes:||Alternative tune: WINDSOR by Christopher Tye|
|Name:||THE WAITS' SONG|
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