Who Can Declare The Day Or Hour?

Who can declare the day or hour

Author: William H. Bathurst
Tune: ELIM
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Who can declare the day or hour,
When Christ once more shall come,
Arrayed in majesty and power,
To call His people home?

2 That day shall come when few suppose
The awful season near;
Unlooked for by deriding foes
Messiah shall appear.

3 Then all His servants shall rejoice,
And songs of triumph sing;
While sinners tremble at the voice
Of their offended king.

4 Where, gracious Lord, shall we be found
At that tremendous day?
With Thy eternal mercy crowned?
Or cast with scorn away?

5 We could not dare to view Thy face
If Jesus had not died;
But now we trust His boundless grace
And all our fears subside.

6 His name is all the plea we make,
With this we venture nigh;
Father, receive us for His sake,
And leave us not to die.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9543

Author: William H. Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who can declare the day or hour
Title: Who Can Declare The Day Or Hour?
Author: William H. Bathurst
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9543
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)