Great God, what do I see and hear?

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    CGS No.: 
    375

    Verse 1
    Great God, what do I see and hear?
    The end of things created!
    The Judge of mankind doth appear,
    On clouds of glory seated:
    The trumpet sounds, the graves restore,
    The dead which they contained before:
    Prepare, my soul, to meet Him.

    Verse 2
    The dead in Christ shall first arise,
    At the last trumpet's sounding:
    Caught up to meet Him in the skies,
    With joy their Lord surrounding.
    No gloomy fears their souls dismay,
    His Presence sheds eternal day
    On those prepared to meet Him.

    Verse 3
    But sinners filled with guilty fears,
    Behold His wrath prevailing;
    In woe they rise, and find their tears
    And sighs are unavailing:
    The day of grace is past and gone,
    Trembling they stand before the throne,
    All unprepared to meet Him.

    Verse 4
    Great God, what do I see and hear?
    The end of things created!
    The Judge of mankind doth appear,
    On clouds of glory seated:
    Beneath His cross I view the day
    When Heaven and earth shall pass away,
    And thus prepare to meet Him.