When Christ to judgment shall descend

When Christ to judgment shall descend

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: CROWLE
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 When Christ to judgment shall descend,
And saints surround their Lord,
He calls the nations to attend,
And hear his awful word.

2 “Not for the want of bullocks slain
Will I the world reprove;
Altars and rites, and forms are vain,
Without the fire of love.

3 And what have hypocrites to do
To bring their sacrifice?
They call my statutes just and true,
But deal in theft and lies.

4 Could you expect to ’scape my sight,
And sin without control;
But I shall bring your crimes to light,
With anguish in your soul."

5 Consider ye, that slight the Lord,
Before his wrath appear;
If once you fall beneath his sword,
There’s no deliv'rer there.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #P.L

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 to judgment shall descend
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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