The hour of judgment

O solemn thought, and can it be

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O solemn thought! and can it be
The hour of Judgment now is come,
Which soon must fix our destiny,
And seal the sinner's fearful doom?
Yes, it is so; the Judgment hour
Is swiftly hastening to its close;
Then will the Judge, in mighty power,
Descend in vengeance on his foes.

2 He who came down to earth to die,
An offering for the sins of men,
And then ascended up on high,
And will ere long return again,
Is standing now before the ark,
And mercy-seal, and cherubim,
To plead his blood for saints, and make
The last remembrance of their sin.

3 The solemn moment is at hand
When we who have his name confessed,
Each in his lot must singly stand,
And pass the final, searching test.
Jesus! we hope in thee alone;
In mercy now upon us look,
Confess our names before the throne,
And blot our sins from out thy book.

4 O blessed Saviour! may we feel
The full importance of this hour.
Inspire our hearts with holy zeal,
And aid us by thy Spirit's power,
That we may, in thy strength, be strong,
And brave the conflict valiantly;
Then, on Mount Zion, join the song,
And swell the notes of victory.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #349

Author: Roswell F. Cottrell

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 17, 1814, Brookfield, New York. Died: March 22, 1892, Mill Grove, New York. Buried: West Ridgeway Cemetery, Me­di­na, New York. Cottrell was known as a writ­er, po­et and min­i­s­ter. A mem­ber of the Seventh-day Adventists, he served for a time on the ed­it­or­i­al com­mit­tee of The Re­view and Her­ald in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan. As of 1857, he was liv­ing in Mill Grove, New York. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O solemn thought, and can it be
Title: The hour of judgment
Author: Roswell F. Cottrell
Copyright: Public Domain



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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #417

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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