Scripture Verse

Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world…Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:34, 41


Thomas Haweis (1734–1820)

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 187: The fi­nal sen­tence, and hap­pi­ness of the right­eous.

Music: Rich­mond (Ha­weis) Tho­mas Ha­weis, Car­mi­na Chris­to 1792 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)


Attend, mine ear, my heart rejoice;
While Je­sus from His throne,
Begirt with all th’angelic hosts,
Makes His last sentence known.

When sinners cursèd from His face
To raging flames are driv’n,
His voice, with melody divine,
Thus calls His saints to Heav’n.

“Blest of My Fa­ther, all draw near,
Receive the large reward;
And rise with raptures to possess
The kingdom Love prepared.

“Ere earth’s foundations first were laid,
This sovereign purpose wrought,
And reared those palaces divine,
To which you now are brought.

There shall you reign unnumbered years,
Protected by My power,
While sin and hell, and pains and cares
Shall vex your souls no more.

Come, dear majestic Sav­ior, come,
This jubilee pro­claim,
And teach us accents fit to praise
So great, so dear a name.