"Great God, What do I See and Hear?"
                by William B. Collyer, 1782-1854; stanzas 2-4
                           author unknown, stanza 1
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Great God, what do I see and hear?
        The end of things created;
        The Judge of mankind doth appear
        On clouds of glory seated.
        The trumpet sounds; the graves restore
        The dead which they contained before:
        Prepare, my soul, to meet Him.

        2. The dead in Christ shall first arise
        At that last trumpet's sounding,
        Caught up to meet Him in the skies,
        With joy their Lord surrounding.
        No gloomy fears their souls dismay;
        His presence sheds eternal day
        On those prepared to meet Him.

        3. But sinners, filled with guilty fears,
        Behold His wrath prevailing,
        For they shall rise and find their tears
        And sighs are unavailing;
        The day of grace is past and gone;
        They trembling stand before his throne,
        All unprepared to meet Him.

        4. O Christ, who diedst and yet dost live,
        To me impart Thy merit;
        My pardon seal, my sins forgive,
        And cleanse me by Thy Spirit.
        Beneath Thy cross I view the day
        When heav'n and earth shall pass away,
        And thus prepare to meet Thee.

Notes: Hymn #604 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17 Author: unknown, 1802; stanza 1 Autho: William B. Collyer, 1812, alt.; stanzas 2-4 Tune: "Es ist gewisslich" Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1535
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