O Quickly Come, Dread Judge of All

Text:  Lawrence Tuttiett  1854
Music:  John B. Dykes  1861
Tune:  Melita  88.88.88
OHT Incipit:  

O quickly come, dread Judge of all;
For, awful though Thine advent be,
And shadows from the truth will fall,
And falsehood die, in sight of Thee:
O quickly come; for doubt and fear
Like clouds dissolve when Thou art near.

O quickly come, great King of all;
Reign all around us, and within;
Let sin no more our souls enthral,
Let pain and sorrow die with sin:
O quickly come; for Thou alone
Canst make Thy scattered people one.

O quickly come, true Life of all;
For death is mighty all around;
On every home his shadows fall,
On every heart his mark is found:
O quickly come; for grief and pain
Can never cloud Thy glorious reign.

O quickly come, sure Light of all;
For gloomy night broods o'er our way;
And weakly souls begin to fall,
With weary watching for the day:
O quickly come for round Thy throne
No eye is blind, no night is known.

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