Scripture Verse

I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away…And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:11–12


Words: Stel­la M. Thomp­son, 1913.

Music: Al­fred E. Hel­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thomp­son or Hel­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When the years have all flown,
And you face the judg­ment throne,
Will your soul be cleansed
By Je­sus’ pre­cious blood?
Free from ev­ery stain,
Knowing not a fear nor pain,
Ready to be giv’n with saints a blest abode?


Facing the throne, trem­bling with fear,
Waiting there, O soul, eter­nal doom to know;
Facing the throne, no­thing to cheer,
Helpless, none to plead for you or mer­cy show!

When you’re fac­ing the throne
Think not then you can atone
For the sins you have
Committed day by day;
While in life, oh! pre­pare,
If a gold­en crown you’d wear
In the land where songs of joy shall ring for aye!


When you’re fac­ing the throne
By the migh­ty Judge un­known,
Then to an­swer for
Your act­ions dark or fair,
Tho’ for mer­cy you plead
There’ll be none your cries to heed,
Endless sor­row with the wick­ed you must share.