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?
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.
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?