Scripture Verse

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. Revelation 20:12


Isaac Watts

Words: Is­aac Watts, Di­vine Songs for Child­ren 1715, num­ber 11, alt.

Music: Or­ring­ton Carl F. Zel­ter (1758–1832). Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, The Psal­tery (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Wil­kins, Car­ter, 1845), num­ber 158 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Carl F. Zelter


There is beyond the sky
A Heav’n of joy and love;
And holy children when they die
Go to that world above.

There is a dreadful hell,
And everlasting pains;
There sinners must with devils dwell
In darkness, fire and chains.

Can such a wretch as I
Escape this cursèd end?
And may I hope whene’er I die
I shall to Heav’n ascend?

Then will I read and pray,
While I have life and breath;
Lest I should be cut off today,
And sent to endless death.