Monday, December 10, 2012

Lyra Fidelium: ARTICLE VII. "from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead."

Lyra Fidelium: Twelve Hymns on the Twelve Articles of the Apostle's Creed
by S. J. Stone, B.A.,
"I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also."

"from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead."
"Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God."
[Editor's note:  In the 1866 version of Lyra Fidelium  Scriptures  were placed beside  each verse in the twelve  hymns. The Scriptures supporting each hymn are numbered below the summary.]
(Tune No, 82.)

1. MISTFUL are our waiting eyes,
As of them who saw Him rise
From that mountain to the skies.

2. Then the holy Angels near
Gave them tidings of good cheer:
"Jesus shall again appear."

3. And we wait an Angel's cry,
Piercing earthward from the sky:
"Now, behold your Lord is nigh!"

4. Yet, who shall abide that day,
When the judge with dread array
Comes for universal sway?

5. Dreadly shall His summons sweep,
Heard by those who wake or sleep,
On the height or in the deep:

6. Heard by Life'mid all its bloom,
Heard by Death in every tomb-
Terrible decree of,doom.

7. As the fisher parts his prey,
Casting these from those away,
So it shall be on that day.

8. For the gathered souls who stand,
Waiting that supreme command,
He shall part on either hand.

9. To those souls of quick and dead,
" Come," shall be the blessing said,
" Go," shall be the cursing dread.

10. Lord, dwell in us now, we pray,
That, in the dividing day,
We be not the cast away!

11. So shall we till Thou appear
Blend, in longing eye and ear,
Holy joy with holy fear!   Amen.


      I believe that the Son of God in that human nature in which He ascended into Heaven shall come again from thence, and shall gather together all the quick, -- that is, those who shall then be alive, --and all those who before that day shall have died, and shall judge them according to their works; and He will deliever the wicked to everlasting torment with the devil and his angels, and will translate the elect into His glorious kingdom, of which there shall be no end.  

"OUR conversation is in Heaven, from whence also we I look for the Saviour."
"They looked stedfastly toward Heavenas He went up."
"Two men stood by them in white apparel, which also said, This same JESUS shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go."
"The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with the voice of the archangel."
"But who may abide the day of His coming?"
"The Lord JESUS Christ, Who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom."
" We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ."
" We which are alive and remain shall not prevent them which are asleep."
"The dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain."
"He cometh to judge the earth."
"The kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net ... which when it was full they drew to shore, and ... gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad anvay."
"So it shall be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just."
"Then shall the King say:--
"Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom."
"Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting flames."
"God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them: and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour JESUS Christ."

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