From Sion, his fair place,
His glory bright and clear,
The perfect beauty of his grace,
From thence it did appear.
Our God shall come in haste
To speak aloud, no doubt;
Before him shall the fiery waste
And tempest round about.
The heavíns which are so high,
The earth below likewise,
He will call forth that he may try
The people that are his.
And when these things are tried,
Then shall the heavíns record
That God the just and all must bide
The judgement of the Lord.
John Larkin Hopkins (1820-1873)
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