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STAND the omnipotent decree!

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      7s & 8s.
      1 STAND the omnipotent decree!
      Jehovah's will be done!
      Nature's end we wait to see,
      And hear her final groan;
      Let this earth dissolve, and blend
      In death the wicked and the just,
      Let those ponderous orbs descend,
      And grind us into dust.

      2 Rests secure the righteous man!
      At his Redeemer's beck,
      Sure to emerge, and rise again,
      And mount above the wreck;
      Lo! the heavenly spirit towers,
      Like flame, o'er nature's funeral pyre,
      Triumphs in immortal powers,
      And claps his wings of fire!

      3 Nothing hath the just to lose
      By worlds on worlds destroyed;
      Far beneath his feet he views,
      With smiles, the flaming void;
      Sees the universe renewed,
      The grand millennial reign begun;
      Shouts, with all the sons of God,
      Around the eternal throne.

      4 Resting in this glorious hope
      To be at last restored,
      Yield we now our bodies up
      To earthquake, plague, or sword;
      Listening for the call divine,
      The latest trumpet of the seven,
      Soon our soul and dust shall join,
      And both fly up to heaven.

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