15766. The Lord In Judgment Now Appears

1 The Lord in judgment now appears,
And spreads His wrath abroad;
See sinners filled with guilty fears,
By righteous vengeance awed.

2 Seized by incurable disease,
What crowds of victims fall;
Unsparing death relentless preys,
Nor spares the great or small.

3 Lord, we our sin and guilt confess,
Yet mercy would implore:
To mitigate our sore distress,
Display Thy mighty power.

4 Say, "’Tis enough," and give command,
Disease shall then retire,
And rosy health revive our land,
Now trembling at Thine ire.

5 If this too great a favor seem,
Lord, bow our wills to Thine;
Thou still Thy chosen wilt redeem,
And give them life divine.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord in judgment now appears
Title: The Lord In Judgment Now Appears
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: BANGOR by William Tans'ur, BURFORD by John Chetham, DEWITT by Uzziah Burnap, YORK from "Scottish Psalter"
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Este's Psalter, 1592
Copyright: Public Domain

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