POETRY: Judgment, by Thomas Celano

Day of wrath! O day of mourning!
See fulfilled the prophets’ warning,
Heaven and Earth in ashes burning.

O what fear man’s bosom rendeth
When from Heaven the Judge descendeth
On whose sentence all dependeth!

Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth;
Through Earth’s sepulchers it ringeth;
All before the throne it bringeth.

Death is struck, and nature quaking,
All creation is awaking,
To its Judge an answer making.

Lo! The book exactly worded,
Wherein all hath been recorded:
Thence shall judgment be awarded.

When the Judge his seat attaineth
And each hidden deed arraigneth,
Nothing unavenged remaineth.


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