Thou judge of quick and dead (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • CPDL #23700:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-06-10).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Thou judge of quick and dead
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Lyricist: Charles Wesley (altered)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB with minor T divisi.
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:

Description: This is the final part of Wesley's anthem Let us lift up out heart.

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Original text and translations

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Thou judge of quick and dead,
Before whose bar severe,
With holy joy or guilty dread,
We all shall soon appear;
Do thou our souls prepare
For that tremendous day;
And fill us now with watchful care,
And teach our hearts to pray.
Oh, may we thus insure
A lot among the blest,
And watch a moment to secure
An everlasting rest.