321. Great God, What Do I See and Hear!

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 the 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;
Trembling they stand before the throne,
All unprepared to meet him.

4 Great God, what do I see and hear!
The end of things created!
The Judge of mankind doth appear
On clouds of glory seated!
Beneath his cross I view the day
When heav'n and earth shall pass away,
And thus prepare to meet him.

Text Information
First Line: Great God, what do I see and hear
Title: Great God, What Do I See and Hear!
Author (st. 1): Anonymous (1802)
Author (stanzas 2-4): William B. Collyer (1812)
Alterer: Thomas Cotterill (1820)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Topic: WATCHFULNESS; Danger of Delay; Resurrection of Believers2 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LUTHER'S HYMN
Composer: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7.
Key: G Major
Source: Arr. in Klug's Geistliche Lieder, 1535



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