The judgment day

Have you heard of the appointment which we all must surely meet

Author: Martin W. Knapp
Tune: [Have you heard of the appointment]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Have you heard of the appointment
Which we all must surely meet,
When the final court assembles,
With the Judge upon His seat?
You have certainly been summoned,
For the Bible tells me so,
And whatever your engagements,
You must to the judgment go.

Oh, the weeping and the wailing,
As the wicked turn away
To their awful doom eternal,
At the final judgment day.

2 Every eye shall then behold Him,
See the Judge upon His throne,
And the wicked quail before Him,
All their guilt compelled to own;
Once derided, now exalted,
Every knee to Him shall bow,
Many slighted, Christ rejected,
What a fearful harvest now! [Refrain]

3 Every deed you have committed
Will appear before the throne,
All your inner, bidden secrets
Then shall certainly be known;
All the courts of Heav’n assembled,
What a gath’ring that will be!
If you are not saved and ready,
What a dreadful day for thee! [Refrain]

4 Oh, the solemn, tragic horrors
Of that awful day of days,
When the earth shall be on fire,
And the heavens all ablaze;
When the wicked, in their frenzy,
On their knees shall wailing fall,
And upon the rocks and mountains,
All in vain for help shall call. [Refrain]

5 Then the dreaded, awful sentence
Shall at last from Him be heard,
With no hope of a reversal;
He can never change His word;
"Cursed souls, depart forever!
To the punishment prepared,
For the devil and his angels,
Awful doom, forever shared. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10275

Author: Martin W. Knapp

Born: March 27, 1853, Albion, Michigan. Died: December 7, 1901, Cincinnati, Ohio, of typhoid fever. Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. At age 17, Knapp began studies at a Methodist college in Albion, Michigan. He worked on the family farm in the summer, studying Greek and Latin at night, and attending classes in Albion in the winter. In 1877, the Methodist Michigan Conference assigned him a circuit. He went on to a career in ministry, founding the magazine God’s Revivalist in 1888; the International Holiness Union and Prayer League in 1897; and God’s Bible School (later known as God’s Bible School and College) in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1900. His works include: Christ Crowned Within, 1886 The Double Cure… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you heard of the appointment which we all must surely meet
Title: The judgment day
Author: Martin W. Knapp
Refrain First Line: O, the weeping and the wailing



The Cyber Hymnal #10275
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