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|GREAT God, what do I see and hear!
The end of things created:
The Judge of mankind shall appear,
On clouds of glory seated:
The trumpet sounds, the graves restore
The dead which they contained before:
Prepare, my soul, to meet Him!
|2||The dead in Christ shall first arise
At that last trumpetís sounding,
Caught up to meet Him in the skies,
With joy their Lord surrounding;
No gloomy fears their souls dismay;
His presence sheds eternal day
On those prepared to meet Him.
|3||The ungodly, filled with guilty fears,
Behold His wrath prevailing:
For they shall rise, and find their tears
And sighs are unavailing:
The day of grace is past and gone;
Trembling they stand before His throne,
All unprepared to meet Him.
|4||Great Judge, to Thee our prayers we pour,
In true repentance bending;
O shield us through that awesome hour,
Thy wondrous love extending.
May we, in this our trial day,
With faithful hearts Thy Word obey,
And thus prepare to meet Thee.
William Bengo Collyer, 1782-1854,
Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823, et al.