Scripture Verse

Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:41


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 224. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Liz­zie Ed­wards, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


You are un­der con­dem­na­tion,
Careless sin­ner,
And the judg­ment day is sure­ly draw­ing near;
If you tram­ple un­der foot re­deem­ing mer­cy,
What a sen­tence then your guil­ty soul will hear.


Depart from My pre­sence,
The Judge will pro­claim,
Depart from My pre­sence
Into ev­er­last­ing flame!

Oh, es­cape this aw­ful doom;
Cling to Je­sus while you may,
And pre­pare to meet your Sav­ior
On the great judg­ment day.

There’s a judg­ment fast ap­proach­ing,
Careless sin­ner,
And re­mem­ber there’s a death that ne­ver dies;
Oh, the wail­ing of the lost who feel its ang­uish;
To its hor­ror will you dare to close your eyes?


There’s a judg­ment fast ap­proach­ing,
Careless sin­ner,
If you sin away the pre­cious time of grace;
You will call up­on the rocks to fall up­on you,
And to hide you from a slight­ed Sav­ior’s face.


There’s a world where all the right­eous
Shall be ga­thered,
And ano­th­er of re­morse and end­less pain;
If you die with­out the cleans­ing blood of Je­sus,
Then for­ev­er with the lost you must re­main.