Thou Judge of quick and dead

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1 Thou Judge of quick and dead,
Before whose bar severe,
With holy joy, or guilty dread,
We all shall soon appear:

2 Our anxious souls prepare
For that tremendous day;
And fill us now with watchful care,
And stir us up to pray:

3 To pray, and wait the hour,
That awful hour unknown,
When, robed in majesty and power,
Thou shalt from heaven come down.

4 Oh, may we all be found
Obedient to Thy Word--
Attentive to the trumpet’s sound,
And looking for our Lord!

5 Oh, may we thus ensure
A lot among the blest;
And watch a moment, to secure
An everlasting rest!


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #576

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



Joseph Parry (PHH 18) composed DINBYCH and named it after the city of Dinbych in northern Wales. The tune first appeared in Llyfr Tonau Cynulleidfaol Cenedlaethol Cymru (The Welsh National Book of Congregational Tunes) which was edited by Parry and published in several parts from 1887 to 1892. DINBY…

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