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The Judgment Has Set - Franklin E Belden 1886

The Judgment Has Set Hymn Story


The Judgment Has Set is another composition from the prolific hymn writer, Franklin E Belden. He composed this hymn in 1886. He left the SDA church in 1907. It is hymn no. 416 in the SDA Hymnal.

He was such a talented musician who could write poems as well as the tunes. It is reported that he could compose hymns while the preacher was still preaching and sing the songs soon after the sermon. He composed so many songs such as We Will Build On The Rock.

"For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:14

The Judgment Has Set  Hymn Lyrics


Verse 1

The judgment has set, the books have been opened;
How shall we stand in that great day,
When every thought, and word, and action,
God, the righteous Judge, shall weigh?

Refrain

How shall we stand in that great day?
How shall we stand in that great day?
Shall we be found before Him wanting?
Or with our sins, all washed away?

Verse 2

The work is begun with those who are sleeping,
Soon will the living here be tried,
Out of the books of God’s remembrance,
His decision to abide.

Verse 3

O, how shall we stand that moment of searching,
When all our sins those books reveal?
When from that court, each case decided,
Shall be granted no appeal?

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Since you like FE Belden's songs I would like to recommend the following posts featuring his songs:

We'll Build On The Rock, The Living Rock - FE Belden

Let Every Lamp Be Burning Bright Hymn - Franklin Belden 1886

Look For The Waymarks Hymn Story and Lyrics - Franklin E Belden


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