Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Go spread the news from pole to pole,
In all the nations round,
That Jesus in the clouds above,
With hosts of angels too,
Will soon appear his saints to save,
His enemies subdue.
 
3 But ere that great and solemn day,
The stars from heav’n will fall,
The moon be turned into blood,
The waters into gall,
The sun with blackness will be cloth’d,
All nature look affright!
While men, rebellious wicked men,
Gaze heedless on the sight.
 
4 The earth shall reel, the heavens shake,
The sea move to the north,
The earth roll up like as a scroll,
When God’s command goes forth;
The mountains sink the valley rise,
And all become a plain,
The islands, and the continents
Will then unite again.
 
5 Alas! the day will then arrive,
When rebels to God’s grace,
Will call for rocks to fall on them,
And hide them from his face:
Not so with those who keep his law, [p. 87]
Go spread the news from pole to pole,
In all the nations round,
That Jesus in the clouds above,
With hosts of angels too,
Will soon appear his saints to save,
His enemies subdue.
 
3 But ere that great and solemn day,
The stars from heav’n will fall,
The moon be turned into blood,
The waters into gall,
The sun with blackness will be cloth’d,
All nature look affright!
While men, rebellious wicked men,
Gaze heedless on the sight.
 
4 The earth shall reel, the heavens shake,
The sea move to the north,
The earth roll up like as a scroll,
When God’s command goes forth;
The mountains sink the valley rise,
And all become a plain,
The islands, and the continents
Will then unite again.
 
5 Alas! the day will then arrive,
When rebels to God’s grace,
Will call for rocks to fall on them,
And hide them from his face:
Not so with those who keep his law, [p. 87]
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