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800 I O'ER the distant mountains breaking,

Comes the reddening dawn of day; Rise, my soul, from sleep awaking, Rise, and sing, and watch, and pray:

'Tis thy Saviour, On His bright, returning way. 2 0 Thou long-expected, weary Waits

my anxious soul for Thee ; Life is dark, and earth is dreary, Where Thy light I do not see:

O my Saviour,
When wilt Thou return to me!

4 Nearer is my soul's salvation,

Spent the night, the day at hand; Keep me in my lowly station, Watching for Thee, till I stand,

O my Saviour, In Thy bright and promised land! 5 With my lamp well-trimmed and burn

Swift to hear, and slow to roam,
Watching for Thy glad returning,
To restore me to my home,

Come, my Saviour !
O my Saviour, quickly come!

Great Jehovah, we adore Thee,

God the Father, God the Son,
God the Spirit, joined in glory
On the same eternal throne;

Endless praises
To Jehovah, Three in One!

3 Long, too long, in sin and sadness, Far away

from Thee I pine ;
When, oh, when shall I the gladness
Of Thy Spirit feel in mine!

O my Saviour,
When shall I be wholly Thine !

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i Lo! He comes, with clouds descending,

Once for favored sinners slain ;
Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train:

Jesus comes, He comes to reign.
2 Every eye shall now behold Him

Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at nought, and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,

Deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.
3 Every island, sea, and mountain,

Heaven and earth, shall flee away ; All who hate Him must, confounded, Hear the trump proclaim the day;

Come to judgment ! Come to judgment! come away! 4 Answer Thine own Bride and Spirit;

Hasten, Lord, and quickly come!
The new heaven and earth to inherit,
Take Thy pining exiles home!

All creation
Travails, groans, and bids Thee


Saviour, take the power and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own!

Oh, come quickly!
Hallelujah! come, Lord, come!
1 Day of Judgment, day of wonders !

Hark! the trumpet's awful sound, Louder than a thousand thunders, Shakes the vast creation round:

How the summons
Will the sinner's heart confound !
2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,

Clothed in majesty divine !
Ye, who long for His appearing,
Then shall say, This God is mine!

Gracious Saviour,
Own me in that day for Thine.
3 At His call, the dead awaken,

Rise to life from earth and sea;
All the powers of nature, shaken
By His look, prepare to flee:

Careless sinner,
What will then become of thee!
4 But to those who have confessed,

Loved and served the Lord below, He will say,—“Come near, ye

blessed! See the kingdom I bestow

You forever
Shall My love and glory know."

5 Yea, amen! let all adore Thee,

High on Thine eternal throne !

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804 1 When Thou, my righteous Judge, shalt 1 Lo, on a narrow neck of land,

'Twixt two unbounded seas I stand, To take Thy ransomed people home, Yet how insensible! Shall I among them stand?

A point of time, a moment's space, Shall such a worthless worm as I, Removes me to yon heavenly place, Who sometimes am afraid to die,

Or shuts me up in hell.
Be found at Thy right hand?

2 O God, my inmost soul convert, 2 I love to meet Thy people now,

And deeply on my thoughtful heart Before Thy feet with them to bow,

Eternal things impress;
Though vilest of them all;

Give me to feel their solemn weight, But-can I bear the piercing thought

And save me ere it be too late; What if my name should be left out, Wake me to righteousness. When Thou for them shall call !

3 Before me place, in bright array, 3 O Lord, prevent it by Thy grace; Be Thou my only Hiding-place,

The pomp of that tremendous day,

When Thou with clouds shalt come In this the accepted day:

To judge the nations at Thy bar; Thy pardoning voice, oh, let me hear, To still my unbelieving fear;

And tell me, Lord, shall I be there, Nor let me fall, I pray!

To meet a joyful doom? 4 Among Thy saints let me be found, 4 Then, Saviour, then my soul reWhene'er the Archangel's trump shall

ceive, To see Thy smiling face ; (sound, Transported from this vale, to live Then loudest of the throng I'll sing, And reign with Thee above ; While heaven's resounding mansions Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, ring

And hope in full, supreme delight, With shouts of sovereign grace.

And everlasting love.

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1 AND will the Judge descend,

And must the dead arise,
And not a single soul escape

His all-discerning eyes? 2 How will my heart endure

The terrors of that day,
When earth and heaven before His

Astonished shrink away?
3 But ere the trumpet shakes

The mansions of the dead,
Hark, from the gospel's cheering sound

What joyful tidings spread ! 4 Ye sinners, seek His grace

Whose wrath ye cannot bear;
Fly to the shelter of His cross,

And find salvation there. 5 So shall that curse remove,

By which the Saviour bled ;
And the last awful day shall pour

His blessings on your head.
1 Thou Judge of quick and dead,

Before whose bar severe,
With holy joy, or guilty dread,

We all shall soon appear : 2 Our cautioned souls prepare

For that tremendous day;
And fill us now with watchful care,

And stir us up to pray:

To pray,

and wait the hour,
That awful hour unknown,
When, robed in majesty and power,
Thou shalt from heaven come

4 The Immortal Son of Man,

To judge the human race,
With all Thy Father's dazzling train,

With all Thy glorious grace. 5 Oh may we thus be found

Obedient to His word,
Attentive to the trumpet's sound,

And looking for our Lord ! 6 Oh may we thus insure

Our lot among the blest ;
And watch a moment to secure

An everlasting rest.
1 WAKED by the trumpet's sound,

I from the grave must rise,
And see the Judge with glory crowned,

And see the flaming skies.
2 0 Thou that wouldst not have

One wretched sinner die,
Who diedst Thyself my soul to save

From endless misery!
3 Show me the way to shun

Thy dreadful wrath severe ;
That when Thou comest on Thy throne,

I may with joy appear !

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When louder yet, and yet more dread, I The Lord will come ! the earth shall

Swells the high trump that wakes the quake;

dead! The hills their fixéd seat forsake; 3 Oh, on that day, that wrathful day, And, withering, from the vault of night When man to judgment wakes from The stars withdraw their feeble light.

clay, 2 The Lord will come! but not the same

Be Thou the trembling sinner's stay, As once in lowly form He came,

Though heaven and earth shall pass A silent Lamb to slaughter led,

away! The bruised, the suffering, and the dead. 810 3 The Lord will come ! a dreadful form, 1 The last loud trumpet's wondrous With wreath of flame, and robe of storm,

sound On cherub wings, and wings of wind, Does through the rending tombs reAnointed Judge of human kind !

bound; 4 Can this be He, who wont to stray The Judge ascends His awful throne,

A pilgrim on the world's highway, He makes each secret sin be known, By power oppressed, and mocked by And all with shame confess their own. pride,

2 Thou great Creator of mankind, The Nazarene, the Crucified ?

Amazing fears o'erwhelm my mind; 5 While sinners in despair shall call, My sins my heart with anguish rend; “Rocks, hide us ! mountains, on us My God, my Saviour, and my friend, fall !!

Do not forsake me in the end ! The saints, ascending from the tomb,

3 Thou who for me didst feel such pain, Shall sing for joy, “The Lord is

Whose precious blood the cross did come !"

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Let not those agonies be vain ; i That day of wrath! that dreadful day



debt, too great to pay, When heaven and earth shall pass

Before the last accounting day. away!

4 From that insatiable abyss, What power shall be the sinner's stay? Where Aames devour, where Satan is,

How shall he meet that dreadful day? Oh save and bring me to Thy bliss; 2 When, shriveling like a parchéd scroll, Give to my ransomed soul a place

The flaming heavens together roll; Among thy chosen right-hand race.

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