These days there's wars and disasters, like never before;
We all must be ready, the Judge is standing at the door!
The sun will be darkened, and the moonlight will grow dim;
When Jesus comes in His glory, and the holy angels with Him.
Before His throne will be gathered each and every nation;
Between the sheep and the goats He'll then make a separation.
The goats on His left hand, on His right hand the sheep -
As they have sown, now each one will reap.
Unto the sheep He will say: "Come to Me, you blessed;
Inherit the Kingdom, you may enter My rest.
For I was a stranger, and you let me into your home.
You came to visit me, when I was sick and alone.
When I was naked and cold, you had compassion -
Now I will be merciful to you, in like fashion.
I was hungry and thirsty; you gave me food, and drink.
You showed me kindness; without needing to think.
What you have done for the least of your brothers, you see;
Verily I say to you: So you've done it unto Me."
Unto the goats He will say: "Depart from Me, you cursed;
Your part is everlasting fire, and unquenchable thirst.
For I was hungry, and you did not share your food.
I was hoping for kindness, but you were rude.
When I was thirsty, you never once gave me a drink.
You passed me by in the street; you didn't even blink.
I was sick, and in prison, and you visited me not;
You willfully disobeyed the commandment of your God.
That pitiful beggar you passed by so often, you see -
Verily I say to you: That beggar was Me.
You closed your eyes for your neighbor's needs;
Now you'll receive the just reward for your deeds."
Jesus says to everyone: "You know not the day, nor the hour;
When the Son of Man comes, in His glory and His power.
Blessed is that servant who for others' needs cared -
He'll sit at My table, in the Kingdom God has prepared.
Blessed is that servant who is ready, when His Lord comes;
To him eternal life in My presence most assuredly belongs."
We know not the day nor the hour, so watch therefore;
We all must be ready, the Judge is standing right at the door.
There's tribulation in the world, like never before…
We all must be ready, the Judge is standing right at the door!