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