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How Shall We Stand in That Great Day?

For God will bring every work into judgment,
Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil.
(Ecclesiastes 12:14)

Storm Clouds


1.   How shall we stand in that great day
         When secrets are revealed,
      When thoughts and motives are laid bare
         And nothing is concealed?

2.   On that great day when God will judge
         Our every word and deed,
      Without excuse, our mouths will close,
         For guilty we must plead.

3.   The deeds we do, the thoughts we think
         Will matter on that day;
      Each sinful act, each secret thought,
         Each careless word we say.

4.   O sinner, if you face that day
         Alone, you will not stand.
      The Law will charge and you will fall,
         Condemned by just command.

5.   Our only hope when that day comes:
         That Christ died in our place;
      He bore Himself the wrath of God
         That we might know His grace.

6.   O sinner, come before that day,
         Come look to Christ and live!
      Take refuge in His righteousness;
         Your sins He will forgive.

7.   With certainty that day draws near,
         O why would you delay?
      Tomorrow is not guaranteed,
         Come trust in Christ today!

"How Shall We Stand in That Great Day?"
WORDS: Ken Puls, February 26, 2017
MUSIC arranged by Ralph Harrison, 1784 from Thomas A. Arne, 1762
THEME: Our Need for Christ and the Certainty of Coming Judgment

Words ©2017 Kenneth A Puls
Music: Public Domain


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Written Key: G

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Lower Key: D

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