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Coming of Christ to Judgment. Matt. 25. 31-46

J. Swain    8.7.4.

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Lo! he comes, arrayed in vengeance,
Riding down the heavenly road;
Floods of fury roll before him;
Who can meet an angry God?
Tremble, sinners;
Who can stand before his rod?

2
Lo! he comes in glory shining;
Saints, arise and meet your King!
“Glorious Captain of Salvation,
Welcome, welcome,” hear them sing!
Shouts of triumph
Make the heavens with echoes ring.

3
Now, despisers, look and wonder!
Hear the dreadful sound, “Depart!”
Rattling like a peal of thunder,
Through each guilty rebel’s heart!
Lost for ever!
Hope and sinners here must part.

4
[Still they hear the dreadful sentence;
Hell resounds the dreadful roar;
While their heart-strings rend with anguish,
Trembling on the burning shore;
Justice seals it;
Down they sink to rise no more.

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How they shrink with horror, viewing
Hell’s deep caverns opening wide;
Guilty thoughts, like ghosts, pursuing,
Plunge them down the rolling tide!
Now consider,
Ye who scorn the Lamb that died.]

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Hark! ten thousand harps resounding!
Formed in bright and grand array;
See the glorious armies rising,
While their Captain leads the way;
Heaven before them,
Opens an eternal day.