But once the Lord spoke by His prophet-seers,
And now He speaks through His incarnate Son.
But once the Israelites refused to hear,
And still some doubt, although the Lord has come.
But once God judged by plague and tumult here,
And now full hell will take the rebel-ones.
Do not defer or slacken from the Lord,
Come to attention when His word is read.
Whose very voice has shaken this whole world,
Obliterating kingdoms, leveled in their dread.
Both earth and heaven He will shake once more,
When He returns to judge the quick and dead.
The Lord is by my side, what shall I fear?
For I will not be shaken from His love.
No tumult negates that the Lord is near,
Nor sunders my salvation in His blood.
His shaking makes his kingdom to appear,
Which will withstand all shaking, fire, or flood.
So let us serve Jehovah as is fit,
Receiving here this kingdom by His hand,
With thankfulness o’erflowing from our lips,
And full devotion to His word’s command,
With reverence and with awe at who He is;
For God is a consuming fire-brand.
Hold to the promise we hope in,
Which can not be bended or broken.
Relentlessly hold the confession,
For it’s your most costly possession.
The One who has promised is certain,
And nothing can ever deter Him.
Take cognizance of one another,
To aid in defending your brother.
Unto Godly righteousness guiding,
Not shirking, forsaking, or hiding.
Exhort to the truth ever clearer,
As God’s day of judgment grows nearer.
If you willingly sin not believing,
Though a full knowledge you are receiving,
You’ve forsaken the grace you were given,
There’s no sacrifice left to be given.
But there’s fire prepared for the scoffer,
And wrath that is whetted to slaughter.
Oh tremble before Jesus’ anger!
His judgment is dreadful in danger.
His hands which will harrow the nation,
Are our only hope of salvation:
By those hands every rebel will perish,
By those hands we are lovingly cherished.
The voice of God is calling,
My brothers, do you hear?
Oh, listen to that calling,
And humbly bend your ear.
Let not your heart be hardened;
Oh, dreadful peril that!
For you are then God’s foe-man,
And you will stir His wrath.
Remember then the wonders,
God did in pharaoh’s court?
His disbelieving blunders,
Provoked God’s dread retort.
Or what of the damnation,
Of Sodom and of Tyre?
Each fell in conflagration,
In brimstone and in fire.
For every doomed rebellion,
All men to God opposed,
He justly did expel them –
Oh, be not Jesus’ foe!
No! Fight to stay receptive,
And hold on to your faith.
Eschew all that’s deceptive,
But on God’s Spirit wait.
Remember God is gracious,
And He has called to you.
So turn your heart to praises,
And meditate on truth!