Scripture Verse

I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from His presence. Revelation 20:11

Introduction

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J. Wilbur Chapman
1859–1918

Words: J. Wil­bur Chap­man, in Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el F. Coff­man & John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1916), num­ber 142.

Music: Non­tha­bu­ri Ro­bert Hark­ness, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness
1880–1961

Lyrics

The judgment day is coming on,
God’s Word declares it true;
Upon the great white throne will be
The One oft spurned by you.

Refrain

Judgment! all your sins confronting,
Judgment! with no help or guide.
Judgment! all your record facing;
Judgment! with no place to hide.

The broken laws, the sins forgot,
Will meet you on that day,
And from the record written there
You cannot turn away.

Refrain

God’s mercy will be ended then,
The day of grace be done;
The time you might have chosen life
Will be forever gone.

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But, hark! the door stands open wide,
God’s Spirit still is nigh;
In gentle tones the Savior pleads,
Oh, turn! why will ye die?

Refrain