When Christ In Judgment Shall Descend

When Christ in judgment shall descend

Author: Isaac Watts (cento)
Tune: NAOMI (Nägeli)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When Christ in judgment shall descend
And saints surround the Lord,
He bids unnumbered worlds attend
The sentence of His word.

2 Throned on a cloud He soon shall come,
Bright flames prepare His way;
Thunder and darkness, fire and storm,
Lead on the dreadful day.

3 Heav’n from above His call shall hear,
Attending angels come,
And earth and hell shall know and fear
His justice and their doom.

4 "But gather all My saints," He cries,
"That sought their peace with God,
By the Redeemer’s sacrifice,
And found it in His blood."

5 "Their faith and works brought forth to light
Shall make the world confess,
The gift of My reward is right;
And Heav’n shall sing My grace."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9595

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: When Christ in judgment shall descend
Title: When Christ In Judgment Shall Descend
Author: Isaac Watts (cento)
Source: Adapted from "When Christ to Judgment Shall Descend" and "The Lord, the Judge, before his throne"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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