"And will the Judge Descend"
                        by Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. And will the Judge descend,
        And must the dead arise
        And not a single soul escape
        His all-discerning eyes?

        2. And from His righteous lips
        Shall this dread sentence sound
        And thro' the num'rous guilty throng
        Spread black despair around:

        3. "Depart from Me, accursed,
        To everlasting flame,
        For rebel angels first prepared,
        Where mercy never came"?

        4. How will my heart endure
        The terrors of that Day
        When earth and heav'n before His face
        Astonished shrink away?

        5. But ere that trumpet shakes
        The mansions of the dead,
        Hark from the Gospel's cheering sound
        What joyful tidings spread:

        6. Ye sinners, seek His grace
        Whose wrath ye cannot bear;
        Fly to the shelter of His cross
        And find salvation there.

Notes: Hymn #610 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matthew 25:41 Author: Philip Doddridge, 1755, ab. Composer: William Daman, 1579 Tune: "Southwell" 1st Published in: _Psalter_
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