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The day is surely drawing near




The day is surely drawing near
When God's Son, the Anointed,
Shall with great majesty appear
As Judge of all appointed.
All mirth and laughter
then shall cease
When flames on flames
will still increase,
As Scripture truly teacheth.


A trumpet loud shall then resound
And all the earth be shaken.
Then all who in their graves are found
Shall from their sleep awaken;
But all that live shall in that hour
By the Almighty's boundless pow'r
Be changed at His commanding.


A book is opened then to all,
A record truly telling
What each hath done,
both great and small,
When he on earth was dwelling;
And ev'ry heart be clearly seen,
And all be known as they have been
In tho'ts and words and actions.


Then woe to those
who scorned the Lord
And sought but carnal pleasures,
Who here despised
His precious Word
And loved their earthly treasures!
With shame and trembling
they will stand
And at the Judge's stern command
To Satan be delivered.


O Jesus, who my debt didst pay
And for my sin wast smitten,
Within the Book of Life, oh, may
My name be also written!
I will not doubt; I trust in Thee,
From Satan Thou hast made me free
And from all condemnation.


Therefore my Intercessor be
And for Thy blood and merit
Declare my name from judgment free
With all who life inherit,
That I may see Thee face to face
With all Thy saints in that blest place
Which Thou for us hast purchased.


O Jesus Christ, do not delay,
But hasten our salvation;
We often tremble on our way
In fear and tribulation.
Then hear us when we cry to Thee;
Come, mighty Judge,
and make us free
From every evil!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1586,1880
      Bible Refs: 2 Ti 4:1;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1996# 538
      MUSIC
      Name: ES IST GEWISSLICH
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1535
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 368 No key
        # 225 No key
        # 538 No key
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 8 8 7

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