11157. Awake, You Guilty World, Awake

1 Awake, thou guilty world, awake,
Whom God doth by His judgments shake,
And to the dread tribunal come!
Jesus on earth erects His seat,
And cites you here your doom to meet,
Type of your everlasting doom:

2 Avenger of His slighted laws,
His Gospel and His people’s cause,
In righteous wrath implacable,
The Lord with sword and fire shall plead,
Throughout the world destruction spread,
And sweep His slaughtered foes to hell.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, thou guilty world, awake
Title: Awake, You Guilty World, Awake
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 88.88.88
Language: English
Source: Short Hymns on Select Passages of Holy Scripture (Bristol, England: E. Farley, 1762)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: VENI CITO by John B. Dykes; VERNON by Jeremiah Ingalls
Tune Information
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: c minor
Source: Geistliche Lieder, 1539
Copyright: Public Domain

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