The Great Tribunal !!!!!! (A John Newton Poem)

20 Mar

John in vision saw the day
When the Judge will hasten down;
Heav’n and earth shall flee away
From the terror of his frown:
Dead and living, small and great,
Raised from the earth and sea;
At his bar shall hear their fate,
What will then become of me?

Can I bear his aweful looks?
Shall I stand in judgment then,
When I see the opened books,
Written by th’ Almighty’s pen?
If he to remembrance bring,
And expose to public view,
Every work and secret thing,
Ah, my soul, what canst thou do?

When the list shall be produced
Of the talents I enjoyed;
Means and mercies, how abused!
Time and strength, how misemployed!
Conscience then, compelled to read,
Must allow the charge is true;
Say, my soul, what canst thou plead
In that hour, what wilt thou do?

But the book of life I see,
May my name be written there!
Then from guilt and danger free,
Glad I’ll meet him in the air:
That’s the book I hope to plead,
‘Tis the gospel opened wide;
Lord, I am a wretch indeed!
I have sinned, but thou hast died.

Now my soul knows what to do;
Thus I shall with boldness stand,
Numbered with the faithful few,
Owned and saved, at thy right hand:
If thou help a foolish worm
To believe thy promise now;
Justice will at last confirm
What thy mercy wrought below.


Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Christianity, Faith, Religion


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7 responses to “The Great Tribunal !!!!!! (A John Newton Poem)

  1. The Gospel of Barney

    March 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you, an amazing man of faith!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      March 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      He really has some great poems as well as songs doesn’t he?



    March 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing this poem; he wrote so many!


  3. The True Light!

    March 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    A beautiful selection…a beautiful day to come!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      March 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      It sure is Steve. How are you? Great I trust.

      Liked by 1 person

      • The True Light!

        March 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

        Hi Levi, so good to see you are still “plugging away” here, making Satan nervous and unhappy…LOL!

        Well, I was away at the right time it seems. My mother finally passed on Feb. 10th. So many details to attend to. But she’s with her Lord and has no more “anythings” to worry about!

        Anyway, we’ll be visiting as we go, I’m sure. Take care my friend and have a super day!



  4. Anna Waldherr

    September 12, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Beautiful, even on the 100th reading.



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